Experience the bold fresh flavors of the 2021 harvest. With this bundle, you'll receive 2 packs of 2 different Shincha teas and you'll get a free kyusu teapot to prepare them the proper way. These teas are both picked in southern Japan in the spring of 2021. They are light and sweet, with plenty of these savory umami flavors. Try both of these freshly harvested teas and see which ones you like most!
Red Kyusu Teapot
If you want to brew Japanese green tea in the traditional way, you must use a Kyusu teapot. This red tokoname kyusu is a great way to start exploring the world of Japanese green tea. It is a glazed teapot so it doesn't disrupt the flavor too much and it has an easy to clean metal sifter around the edges so that the tea leaves don't end up inside your glass. The reason we recommend using the kyusu is that it provides the maximum amount of space for the leaves to open up and fully release their flavor.
2021 Asatsuyu Shincha
This is a sweet deep steamed sencha from southern Japan. The first steeping is very light and sweet, with a pleasant note of edamame towards the end. The second steeping becomes more bold and full-bodied, with the sweet corn note from the first steeping subsiding and the edamame note beginning to develop more and more. From steeping to steeping, the tea develops more of a vegetal flavor and less of a sweetness. This change leads to a tasting experience that evolves from the first steeping to the third, creating 3 entirely unique cups of tea. You can also continue to brew the tea longer without it losing flavor. Even after the 5th steeping you will notice a vibrant green color and a full-bodied flavor to the tea.
2021 Nuruki Shincha
The 2021 Shincha harvest has finally arrived! This tea comes from the South of Japan on the island of Kyushu. Shincha is one of the most prized teas in Japan because it is made from the very top leaves of the tea plant and it is the first tea to be harvested. This makes the tea not only of exceptionally high quality, but also it is the first tea available from each harvest. As a result, people in Japan wait all year to try this very special tea. The Shincha from Nuruki is incredibly sweet and smooth. The liquor is a beautiful jade green color and it is quite dense with a thick mouthfeel. This tea transforms into a light sweet corn note in the second and third brewing, and it really is a light, sweet and enjoyable tea for both beginners and tea masters alike.
What You'll Get
🍃 JAS Organic Green Tea
🍃 Calming, Relaxing Theanine
🍃 Higher Caffeine Content
🍃 Long Lasting Energy Throughout the Day
🍃 Naturally Gluten Free and Vegan
🍃 Complex Flavor Profiles
What it Tastes Like
🍵 Light Sweet Corn Notes
🍵 Full-bodied Flavor
🍵 Steamed Edamame
🍵 Smooth Finish
How Much Tea Does it Make?
This bundle contains 400 grams of tea, enough to make 80 pots or 240 cups
Meet the Farmer
We visited the Farmer, Kawaji-san in November 2019. We got a chance to sit down with him and his family to do a few tastings of the sencha teas he had created. It was clear that a lot of thought went into producing these teas, and the farmer displayed them to us with great pride. He blended different tea varieties together to produce entirely different teas. Ultimately, the Kasugaen Asatsuyu Shincha is one of the teas we settled on.
The Nuruki Shincha comes to us from the farmer Mr. Nuruki, a talented young farmer in Chiran. Mr. Nuruki operates a small farm in southern Japan where he is able to cultivate a wide range of tea plant varieties. He has been successful in blending these different tea varieties together to create a number of fantastic tea blends. These tea blends incorporate the best aspects of each tea variety, to create flavors that are well balanced and unique.
About the Farm
Asatsuyu: This tea comes to us from Hioki City in Kagoshima. It is grown on sea level in a warm, subtropical region in southern Japan with lots of rainfall. The tea in this region is nurtured by fertile volcanic soils and a warm climate.
Nuruki: This tea is grown in the small town of Chiran in the southernmost tip of Kyushu. This region greatly benefits from the mild subtropical climate and the volcanic activity, creating nutrient rich soils and mild winters. Because this area is so warm, it allows for the growth of more delicate tea plant varieties, producing lighter and sweeter green teas.
How to Brew it
Add 5 grams of leaves to the teapot or strainer and then pour in 150ml to 200ml of water (160 degrees Fahrenheit) and let the tea brew for 1 minute. You can brew the leaves 2-3 more times with the same temperature for 20 seconds each
Very Popular as a Gift
Our fans like to give away our teas on birthdays, weddings and other special days! Our samplers are highly recommended as gifts!
Always Pesticide Free
We make sure to only source teas from reputable farmers that grow tea without the use of conventional pesticides or chemicals. We meet with the farmers in person and tour the fields and facilities. We look at the sustainability of the field, the attention to detail and quality control of the facility and of course the taste of the tea.