6/8 Swanky Shincha in our midst

08
Jun
2011

This Shincha is a first crop, young bud sencha from the Kagoshima Prefecture, one of Japan’s premier tea growing regions where the rich volcanic soil produces incredible teas. Hand picked and rolled into long thin leaves, with a soft taste like fresh spring green tea and a noticeably sweet aroma reminiscent of wild orchids. Shincha’s key characteristic is its refreshing and invigorating scent of new leaves. With a higher content of amino acids (L-Theanine) and vitamin C, giving it full-bodied flavor and sweetness. L-theanine is linked to increased alpha brain wave production and is considered a natural antidepressant and stress reliever. Japanese studies link consumption of L-theanine with strengthening the immune system. Check it out for yourself while our supply lasts. $8/pot or $10 oz for home brewing.