Nishi-san's Shincha Single Cultivar Saemidori Nishi-san's Shincha Single Cultivar Saemidori

Nishi-san's Shincha Single Cultivar SaemidoriGarden Direct Organic Green Tea

$42.00
100g

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USDA Organic

Description

Cultivar: Saemidori
Elevation: 320m
Harvest Date: April 17th, 2019

In the 2019 Shincha season, Rishi friends Ryo San and Yuko San traveled to the Nishi family gardens in southern Japan to participate in the harvest while our founder and tea buyer Joshua was covering the harvest in Taiwan. The team tasted all of Nishi San's fresh Shincha teas and identified two cultivars as prime micro-lots: Asatsuyu and Saemidori. This year's Saemidori is a special small batch of hand-picked Shincha to celebrate the old school artisan technique of harvesting by hand. It has a bright green infusion with a slightly salty umami balanced with a pleasant, sweet grassiness. Asatsuyu, by contrast, is invigorating with deep kombu umami balanced with refreshing green hints of snap pea.


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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