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Shincha Kunpu and Houryoku Are Available Now
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.

shincha KumpuShincha Kunpu:
The tea leaves of this year's Kunpu are a little shorter than Hashiri Shincha. I was told that the area where Kunpu was grown stayed cooler and eventually the farmer decided to pick tea leaves even though the leaves were a little short at harvest time. Yet… See Den's Shincha Kunpu comments or order


Shincha HouryokuShincha Houryoku:
When I sipped this year's Houryoku, I thought it had a bit of a thin taste, though it had very comfortable Umami and a bit of grassy astringency. However, while I continued sipping, every taste was piled up and eventually my mouth was… See Den's Shincha Houryoku comments or order


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. 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.

More Shincha Reports from Shizuoka

Shincha report from Shizuoka JapanWe are continually updating our 2017 Shincha Report on our Facebook page so that you have a deeper understanding of Shincha and the Japanese tea industry. Please visit our Facebook page for posts that provide details on the fresh Shincha being delivered to you.

Want to Taste Both Teas?
Shincha sample set
Our Shincha tasting set is 1oz of each of Kunpu and Houryoku. If you're not sure which Shincha you would like - Kunpu (light steamed) or Houryoku (deep steamed) - here's an opportunity to try both.

Click here to pre-order Shincha tasting set

CONTINUED - Gift: Metal Bag Clip every Shincha Bag
Tea bag
To keep your Shincha as fresh as possible, we are pleased to offer our original bag clip with every bag of all the Shinchas - Hashiri, Kunpu and Houryoku! (Shincha bags are not re-sealable like the ones we supply with regular teas.) This metal bag clip also can be used for sealing other bags, such as snack bags or even as a money clip! The metal bag clip is automatically included with each bag of any Shincha.

New Cold Brew Oolong Iced Tea
iced oolong tea
While you know that brewing green tea with cold water brings out a soft and sweet green tea flavor without bitterness but do you know that you can also enjoy other teas by cold brewing? We are very pleased to introduce Cold Brew Oolong tea this summer.

Our Cold Brew Oolong Tea is made of Anxi Ti Kuan Yin – world renowned premium Oolong tea from Fujian province in China. Our Ti Kuan Yin is specially roasted in a charcoal dryer, cut for cold brewing and packed into teabags for your convenience. As with cold brew green tea, Cold Brew Oolong tea also results in a more mellow flavor compared with hot brew teas. Preparation is easy: Place one tea bag in 1 liter (35oz) of water and let infuse for an hour. You will have a refreshing taste and bring the benefits of Oolong tea to your body.

Sample of Month – New Cold Brew Oolong Iced Tea
oolong tea
The sample for May is our new Cold Brew Oolong Tea – one teabag will make a liter iced tea. Please be sure to try this tea before you decide which iced tea you will purchase this summer!

No action is needed. We will automatically enclose it with your shipment, but note that the sample will be sent to the person receiving the order.

2qt Airtight Pitcher
airtight pichter
This pitcher not only looks nice on your table, it is also highly functional. It features an airtight lid that keeps your beverages fresher longer and lets you mix anything, shake vigorously, and even store in your refrigerator on its side without leaking. This is an ideal pitcher for our Cold Brew Teas.

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