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Our popular Eighty-Eighth Night Shinchas, Kunpu and Houryoku are in stock. These Shinchas were produced from high quality first flush leaves in early May and air-shipped to us. Here are my tasting comments for these great teas.
The aroma for this year's Kunpu is fresh and grassy leading me to expect a grassy taste. However when I took the first sip, a surge of Umami spread through my mouth unlike the slight bitter taste I expected.....
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Once I opened the bag, I found an aroma similar to Gyokuro (a little like seaweed) and that made me expect a mellow flavor with good Umami. As I brewed the Houryoku, I was happy to see a nice cloudy cup that meant....
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Eighty-Eighth Night Shincha refers to Shincha picked on the 88th day after the first day of spring in the traditional Japanese calendar. This is usually around May 2nd, but it landed on May 1st this year because of a leap year. The Eighty-Eighth Night - "Hachijuhachiya" in Japanese - is a special day in Japanese agriculture since it is the time all the plants and vegetables begin to sprout.
We appreciate your patronage of this year's Hashiri Shincha and we all look forward to its return again next year.
The Shincha tasting set can also be pre-ordered until May 15th with the 10% discount.
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When your order includes any Shincha and is over $35, we will automatically enclose a cup with your shipment. No action is needed but note that the cup will be sent to the person receiving the order.
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