Description: This Shincha (First Flush) tea, is harvested on the 88th day after the first day of spring and is manufactured using the traditional "lightly-steamed process." The tea is made from a unique varietal, "Okumidori," known for yielding a very sweet and aromatic cup. The liquor has a pleasant floral note and a mild aroma resembling freshly cut hay.
Steeping Suggestions: - Leaf Quantity: 2¼ g/cup Water Temp: 180° Steep Time: 1-3 min.
Average of customer reviews submitted during the last year: ; No. of reviews: 2 Dry Leaf Appearance and Feel: Very Good, Infused Leaf Aroma and Appearance: Excellent, Infused Liquor Flavor: Excellent, Overall Value: Excellent
(9/28/2012) Dry Leaf: Good,
Infused Leaf: Excellent, Liquor: Excellent,
"Best green tea EVER. I was in love with this tea from the time I opened the package. It has a beautiful, fresh, green hay/nutty aroma that carries over to the taste. The nutty taste is almost like Pine nuts. I. L.O.V.E. this tea! I ordered more for myself and as gifts for family and friends. They loved it as well." A transplant
from Saint Paul, MN (United States)
(1/18/2013) Dry Leaf: Very Good,
Infused Leaf: Very Good, Liquor: Very Good,
"When made properly (about 1Tbsp per 4oz serving, 140F water), this tea produces slightly sweet non-bitter liquor expected of decent sencha. Water any warmer produces bitterness. If only 12 ts of tea is used per cup, it will be thin and not so satisfying. Be sure to serve a small piece of sweets (something with no butter or oil is better) with the tea."
"The tea liquor is the most amazing spring green color, with a strong vegetal, seagrass aroma. My first sip filled my mouth with sweetness and an incredibly pronounced vegetal taste of the sea. As I sipped, I detected a light floral quality underneath all of that vegetalness. I enjoyed this tea much better when it cooled."
"Upton Tea Imports was founded in 1989 with the objective of providing the North American tea drinker with
the finest teas available. We purchase teas from reputable brokers and estates worldwide, dealing only with
sources who are capable of providing top quality teas. We sell directly to the consumer, thus ensuring the
freshest product and fairest pricing."