Origin: Japan, Shizuoka
Tea colour: green tea
Aspect: leaves folded into needle shapes.
Colour: intense green.
Scents: a subtle, vegetal aroma with cooked and fresh vegetable notes, along with sweet fruity, buttery notes, a hint of toast, and caramel.
Colour: bright green.
Scents: a lovely vegetal bouquet (leaf, grass, vegetable), a marine note (fish) and zesty citrus notes.
Colour: a slightly cloudy, bright green liquor.
Texture: a velvety, smooth texture with a good presence in the mouth.
Flavour: a slight umami flavour and a touch of acidity.
Aromas: a lively, fresh attack with pronounced vegetal (leaf, stem) and iodine (raw fish) aromas. The vegetal note lingers in the mouth, developing over fresh grass and menthol notes with further hints of iodine and zest.
Aromatic profil and lenght in the mouth: fresh, lively and elegant, yet retaining plenty of roundness.
This is a beautifully made shincha from the Makinohara plateau. An ideal introduction to the planty freshness of Japanese spring pluckings.
Throughout the year, our experts travel in the tea plantations looking for the best pluckings and new, rare, delicious teas.
The fact that we travel so extensively, that we taste and buy on location has many advantages and allows us to find rare crops by looking outside the traditional supplier circuit, to taste and to share with you the harvests of small plantations, which are often hidden away.
Visiting tea estates regularly and thereby establishing long-lasting relations with our suppliers allows us to guarantee regular quality control of the teas we buy, and to continue our mission: to bring you the best quality teas and to share our travels and experience with you, while concerning ourselves with environmental issues, working conditions on the estates and the fair trade practices to which we adhere.