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Nishi-san's Shincha Single Cultivar Saemidori

Garden Direct Organic Green Tea

$42.00
100g

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USDA Organic

Description

Cultivar: Saemidori
Elevation: 300m
Harvest Date: April 18, 2020

Each year the Nishi family produces a special batch of hand-picked Shincha to celebrate the old-school artisan technique of harvesting by hand. Shincha literally means, "new tea" and is representative of the first plucks of the tea harvest in Japan. Each region in Japan sees a slightly different first harvest, due to great variance in terrain and effect of elevation. This year on Kagoshima Mountain, they picked exclusively from Saemidori plants to make this single-cultivar Shincha. Saemidori literally means "bright green" and as evidenced by the brilliant hue when brewing the tea. This Shincha produces a vivid, very bright green infusion and has an remarkably fresh-savory flavor profile featuring a slightly salty umami balanced with a pleasant, sweet grassiness. Renowned throughout Japan as pioneers of organic tea cultivation, the Nishi family has captured the vibrancy of spring in this remarkable hand-picked single-cultivar gem.


Origin

Nishi-san's garden, Kirishima Mountain, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan

Tasting Notes

This Shincha produces a vivid, very bright green infusion that has an amazingly fresh-savory flavor profile featuring a slightly salty umami balanced with a pleasant, sweet grassiness.

Ingredients

Organic green tea.

Traditional Preparation

Add 6g tea to a small (150ml/5oz) Kyusu teapot.
Use water cooled to 160°F
Infuse for 45 seconds and decant. Repeat for another 1-2 infusions

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Nishi Hand Picked Shincha
Jul 10, 2017
Excellent! I've never had tea like this!
Beverlee
New Lenox, IL
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Nishi hand picked sincha
Jan 7, 2017
I wish I'd havery bought more. savoring each cup. delicious
ona goodrich
petaluma, CA
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Very fresh
Nov 25, 2016
This shincha is a very bright and fresh offering from Rishi. I love their Nishi Sencha 1st Flush and go...
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Frank
Houston, TX
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Good tea
May 22, 2014
I think this shincha is definitely worth a buy. To be completely honest, this shincha was not my favorite...
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Nick H
Norman, OK, AL
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Very fresh
Nov 25, 2016
This shincha is a very bright and fresh offering from Rishi. I love their Nishi Sencha 1st Flush and go...
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Frank
Houston, TX
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Nishi hand picked sincha
Jan 7, 2017
I wish I'd havery bought more. savoring each cup. delicious
ona goodrich
petaluma, CA
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Nishi Hand Picked Shincha
Jul 10, 2017
Excellent! I've never had tea like this!
Beverlee
New Lenox, IL
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Good tea
May 22, 2014
I think this shincha is definitely worth a buy. To be completely honest, this shincha was not my favorite...
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Nick H
Norman, OK, AL
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Good tea
May 22, 2014
I think this shincha is definitely worth a buy. To be completely honest, this shincha was not my favorite...
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Nick H
Norman, OK, AL
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Very fresh
Nov 25, 2016
This shincha is a very bright and fresh offering from Rishi. I love their Nishi Sencha 1st Flush and go...
read more
Frank
Houston, TX
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Nishi hand picked sincha
Jan 7, 2017
I wish I'd havery bought more. savoring each cup. delicious
ona goodrich
petaluma, CA
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Nishi Hand Picked Shincha
Jul 10, 2017
Excellent! I've never had tea like this!
Beverlee
New Lenox, IL
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