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Shincha - The very first harvest of the year which is directly packaged and put up for immediate sale without ever going into cold storage. While first harvest green tea is available throughout the year, shincha (a special type of first harvest green tea) is only available from late April thru about the middle of July. Now is your chance to obtain the freshest green tea one can purchase at any time of the year!

Note regarding "shincha" gyokuro and matcha. Every year when shincha comes out we are asked a multitude of times when shincha gyokuro or shincha matcha will come out.  We understand this would be a natural thing to expect, however, while gyokuro and matcha leaf is harvested in late April to early May like regular first harvest sencha, the normal proceedure is to age the leaf of these products for a few months for optimum taste. This is why they are normally released in the fall and not spring. Although you can enjoy them earlier, until they are aged properly they will have a somewhat "green" taste to them.

We do not sell or hype "shincha matcha" or "shincha gyokuro."  We might put up the current year's harvest up for sale before fall, but that would only be because the remaining, more preferred inventory from the prior year has completely run out before fall. We do not, however, market it as "shincha" in any way, shape, or form.

2015 Shincha Status...

April 18th, 2015 - Sae Midori shincha released and available for immediate purchase.

April 29th, 2015 - Chiran shincha released and available for immediate purchase.

April 30th, 2015 - NEW ITEM! Ureshino Tamaryokucha shincha released and available for immediate purchase.

May 1st, 2015 - Shincha Yutaka Midori released and available for immediate purchase.

May 2nd, 2015 - Tsuen Shincha Kirameki released and available for immediate purchase.

May 5th, 2015 - Organic Shincha Kurasawa released and available for immediate purchase.

May 5th, 2015 - Organic Shincha Sakimidori released and available for immediate purchase.

May 5th, 2015 - Asamushi Shincha Sae Midori released and available for immediate purchase.

May 7th, 2015 - Makinohara Fukamushi Shincha "Kaoru" released and available for immediate purchase.

May 8th, 2015 - Organic Fukamushi Asanoka Shincha released and available for immediate purchase.

May 8th, 2015 - Organic Kabusecha Shincha released and available for immediate purchase.

May 9th, 2015 - Tsuen Asamushi Shincha "Aoi" released and available for immediate purchase.

May 10th, 2015 - NEW! Oku Midori Shincha released and available for immediate purchase.

May 12th, 2015 - Organic Shincha Oku Yutaka released and available for immediate purchase.

May 12th, 2015 - Organic Shincha Sayamakaori released and available for immediate purchase. 

May 14th, 2015 - Organic Shincha Zairai released and available for immediate purchase.

May 14th, 2015 - Organic Shincha Kanayamidori released and available for immediate purchase.

May 14th, 2015 - Organic Shincha Asatsuyu released and available for immediate purchase.

May 22nd, 2015 - Organic Kirishima Shincha released and available for immediate purchase.

 

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Uji Asamushi Shincha Kirameki
 
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Uji Asamushi Sencha "Aoi"
 
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Kagoshima Sencha Sae Midori
 
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Kagoshima Sencha Yutaka Midori
 
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Oku Midori
 
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Ureshino Tamaryokucha
 
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Organic Kirishima Sencha
 
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Fukamushi Sencha Kaoru
 
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Chiran Sencha
 
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Organic Sencha "Oku Yutaka"
 
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Kagoshima Organic Sencha Kurasawa
 
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Organic Asanoka Sencha
 
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Organic Kabusecha
 
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Asamushi Sae Midori Sencha
 
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Organic Sencha "Asatsuyu"
 
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Organic Sencha "Sakimidori"
 
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Organic Kanayamidori Sencha
 
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Organic Kirishima Zairai Sencha
 
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Organic Sayamakaori
 
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