Uji Shincha Kirameki
It's our pleasure to be able to offer the outstanding Uji Shincha Kirameki. While most of our teas have both a shincha and non-shincha version, this is the one tea we release just once a year during shincha season, and when when supplies run out, it will not be available again for another year. Our supplier, the Tsuen teashop in Uji Japan, will then released a very similar product under the name Ujibashi San no Ma when shincha season has finished, but they are not the exact blend.
From Japan's oldest teashop, Tsuen Tea, operating continuously from the same location on the banks of the Uji river for over 860+ years. This item uses select 100% Uji grown, Yabukita leaves from the first harvest and is lightly steamed sencha (asamushi). It yields a very wonderful nice grassy aroma and is a very classy green tea.
Here is your chance to try some of the best of what Japan has to offer in Japanese green tea.
Available in 100 gram packages.
- $24.79 USD
- Gewicht110 g
- Loose Leaf
- Ease of BrewingSomewhat Difficult - May take some practice to get it perfect.
- Net Weight100 g / 3.52 oz
- Growing Region100% Uji
- HarvestFirst and/or Shincha
- ShadingFull Sun
- First infusions per Pkg22
- Leaf (dry weight grams) to Water (1 fl oz / 30 ml) Ratio (recommended)1.0 g to 1 oz/30 ml
- Brew Temp (℃/℉ - recommended )71℃ (160℉)
- Brew Time (Seconds)90
- NotesSupplied to us from Japan's oldest tea shop.
- Laurie E. MillerMai 18, 2021, 22:37I ordered some in early May 2021 and it is superb. With an asamushi like this, I tend to go hunting for the most delicate notes to find what is there. This one has notes I did not think were possible in a steamed green, like a fantasy of drinking a cloud that brings spring rain. I'm brewing at ~140F with very short infusions to find that.
- Robert McKeeMai 17, 2019, 01:26Unique taste. There seems more nuance than most senchas I’ve had, dry tea smells amazing, pleasant aftertaste. I think it’s the astringency that leaves a pleasant aftertaste. Nothing negative, but lots of little positives. So, 5-stars.
Light steamed (doesn’t stop up pouring), clear cup.
Note: OCHA web says 160F, and the tea container says 176F. I brewed at 176 for 1.5 minutes, and wished I’d went longer (could be my water). Second brew 30s had more color,, but I liked the first brew better.O-Cha.com Japanese Green Tea & MatchaMai 17, 2019, 13:40There are multiple ways to brew it, you can brew it hotter for shorter time, you can brew it lower temp for longer time, etc.
- Joni KettunenJun 5, 2017, 16:14Very gentle taste with multiple nyances in it. Taste isn't strong but rather contains a lots of small pleasant variatons in it. Like half dozen elves singing in a choir.
- CoryMai 23, 2017, 10:56Available only once a year, Kirameki is a real treat. I give it four stars instead of five only because it's incredibly sensitive to brewing time; you'll have to play with it a bit to discover what you like. The 90 seconds suggested here is a little long for my tastes; I usually give it about 60–70 seconds for the first infusion and a little less after that.