Origin: Fujieda, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan
Harvest Date: May 26, 2017
A 2017 Garden Direct Series exclusive! This impressive collection features seasonal micro-lots of single-origin teas we source and import directly from artisan tea farmers. Available for a limited time, these handcrafted teas were selected through real time micro-lot tea cuppings during our 2017 origin travels.
Tasting Notes: Shincha Kobayashi is a brilliant reflection of the Yabukita cultivar at its best. Refreshing and lively with a dewy and almost juicy bittersweetness. The perfect balance of fresh and sweet evokes dandelion greens.
Ingredients: Organic green tea.
Fujieda, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan
Water Temperature: 160°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon shincha per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 45 seconds 1st infusion; 30 seconds 2nd infusion
We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the steep time
to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that
is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not
fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.