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Shincha

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.  

Products listed below are expected to be release close to May 1st, 2014 (Japan Time), see current status:

April 10th, 2014 - Tanegashima Shimamidori Shincha introduced and shipping

April 19th, 2014 - Kagoshima Sae Midori in stock and shipping

April 28th, 2014 - Kagoshima Asamushi Sae Midori (New Product) in stock, and now shipping

April 28th, 2014 - Chiran Asatsuyu (New Product) in stock, and now shipping

April 30th, 2014 - Chiran Shincha in stock and now shipping

April 30th, 2014 - Yutaka Midori in stock and now shipping

May 2nd, 2014 - Tsuen Kirameki (San no Ma) in stock and now shipping

May 4th, 2014 - Organic Shincha Sakimidori (New Product) in stock, and now shipping

May 9th, 2014 - Tsuen Shincha "Aoi" in stock and now shipping

May 10th, 2014 - Fukumushi Shincha "Kaoru" in stock and now shipping

May 10th, 2014 - Organic Shizuoka Shincha Sayama Kaori now in stock and shipping

May 10th, 2014 - Kagoshima Asamushi Sencha Kanayamidori (New Product) in stock, and now shipping

May 13th, 2014 - Asamushi Watsuka Shincha in stock and now shipping

May 15th, 2014 - Organic Shincha Oku Yutaka in stock and now shipping

May 16th, 2014 - Organic Chiran Shincha in stock and now shipping

May 21st, 2014 - Kagoshima Organic Shincha Kurasawa in stock and now shipping

May 21st, 2014 - Kagoshima Organic Shincha Zairai (New Product) in stock, and now shipping

May 22nd, 2014 - Organic Kanayamidori Asamushin Shincha (New Product) in stock, and now shipping

May 23rd, 2014 - Organic Light Steamed Shincha Asanoka (New Product) in stock, and now shipping

May 23rd, 2014 - Organic Light Steamed Shincha Asatsuyu (New Product) in stock, and now shipping

May 24th, 2014 - Organic Kirishima Shincha in stock and now shipping

May 26th, 2014 - Organic Kabusecha -  (New Light Steamed Product) in stock, and now shipping

May 28th, 2014 - Uji Shincha Miyabi  in stock and now shipping

May 29th, 2014 - Organic Kamairi Tamaryokucha (New Product) in stock, and now shipping

June 27th, 2014 - Organic Sencha Oku Midori in stock and now shipping

Uji Asamushi Sencha Ujibashi San no Ma (Kirameki)
 
(10 reviews)  
SKU: 16432
$32.67
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Uji Asamushi Sencha "Aoi"
 
(9 reviews)  
SKU: 16526
$26.73
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Asamushi Watsuka Sencha
 
(1 reviews)  
SKU: 16571
$24.75
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Kagoshima Sencha Sae Midori
 
(14 reviews)  
SKU: 16404
$23.76
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Kagoshima Sencha Yutaka Midori
 
(20 reviews)  
SKU: 16511
$22.77
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Uji Sencha Miyabi
 
(15 reviews)  
SKU: 16178
$22.77
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Organic Oku Midori
 
(5 reviews)  
SKU: 16548
$20.79
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Fukamushi Sencha Kaoru
 
(4 reviews)  
SKU: 16331
$17.82
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Asamushi Sae Midori Sencha
 
(1 reviews)  
SKU: 16582
$16.83
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Organic Kirishima Sencha
 
(4 reviews)  
SKU: 16538
$16.83
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Chiran Sencha
 
(16 reviews)  
SKU: 16367
$15.84
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Organic Sencha "Oku Yutaka"
 
(10 reviews)  
SKU: 16427
$15.84
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Organic Kamairi Tamaryokucha
 
(0 reviews)  
SKU: 16587
$14.85
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Organic Chiran Sencha
 
(4 reviews)  
SKU: 16428
$14.36
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Chiran Asatsuyu Sencha
 
(3 reviews)  
SKU: 16581
$12.87
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Kagoshima Organic Sencha Kurasawa
 
(2 reviews)  
SKU: 16545
$12.87
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Organic Kabusecha
 
(0 reviews)  
SKU: 16422
$12.87
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Organic Sencha "Sakimidori"
 
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SKU: 16373
$12.87
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Tanegashima Asamushi Sencha
 
(3 reviews)  
SKU: 16580
$12.87
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Organic Asanoka Asamushi Sencha
 
(1 reviews)  
SKU: 16585
$11.88
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Organic Sayamakaori
 
(1 reviews)  
SKU: 16537
$11.88
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Organic Sencha "Asatsuyu"
 
(0 reviews)  
SKU: 16546
$11.88
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Organic Kanayamidori Sencha
 
(0 reviews)  
SKU: 16425
$10.89
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Organic Kirishima Zairai Sencha
 
(0 reviews)  
SKU: 16584
$9.90
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Kanayamidori Sencha
 
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SKU: 16583
$8.91
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