88th Night Shincha | Green Tea
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Strong asparagus-like aroma, but the cup is a gentle broth that’s easy to enjoy. The texture has a light touch and the flavor is more sweetly floral than the intense grassiness common to Japanese green tea. Well-made and well balanced.
This 2021 tea is made from the Okumidori cultivar. It is from north of Kagoshima City in the Kirishima area near Kirishima National Park, which is an active volcanic area known for natural hot springs. It is harvested on the 88th Night after Risshun (the first day of Spring in the Lunar calendar), which usually coincides with the last day of the Lunar New Year celebration.
Ingredients: green tea
3 grams | 8 oz water | 175°F | Steep 3 min.
Number of Cups
2 oz makes 19 cups, 4 oz makes 38 cups