Nishi San’s Hand-Picked Saemidori Shincha
Garden Direct Green Tea
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Nishi San’s Hand-Picked Saemidori Shincha
Nishi San’s Hand-Picked Saemidori Shincha
Nishi San’s Hand-Picked Saemidori Shincha
Nishi San’s Hand-Picked Saemidori Shincha
Nishi San’s Hand-Picked Saemidori Shincha

Nishi San’s Hand-Picked Saemidori Shincha

Less than 2% of all Japanese tea is harvested by hand, so we are always thankful and eager to share such a special tea. Elegant and vivacious, this tea exudes fresh and clear spring energy.


16+ Servings

Qty:

Bright green freshness, vibrant,

umami and sweetness

About This Tea

Renowned throughout Japan as pioneers of organic tea cultivation, the Nishi family has been one of our strongest partners for organic sencha since 2006. Every year, the Nishi family produces a special batch of hand-picked shincha honoring the first growth, new tea of spring. Less than 2% of all Japanese tea is harvested by hand, so we are always thankful and eager to share such a special tea. Shincha literally means “new tea” and represents the first harvest of the tea bushes in spring as they emerge from winter dormancy. Shincha is fresh and vibrant while being widely celebrated and anticipated by tea lovers. The shincha season starts in the south of Japan and progresses northward into the cooler high mountain regions of central Japan and Shizuoka. Based on its character, the saemidori cultivar is the first tea to be harvested in the spring due to its inherent growth cycle. This saemidori tea bush cultivar is a cross breed between Yabukita and Asatsuyu and produces a vivid and bright green infusion. It is elegant while vivacious and bestows fresh and clear spring energy.

Ingredients

Green tea

Origin

Nishi San’s Garden, Kirishima Mountain, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan

Cultivar

Saemidori

Harvest

April 16, 2024

Elevation

380 meters

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Origin

Nishi San's Garden

Kirishima Mountain, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan

Renowned throughout Japan as pioneers of organic green tea cultivation, the Nishi family has been our strongest partner for organic sencha and organic matcha since 2006. Every year, the Nishi family produces exclusive allocations of organic sencha and organic matcha for us. This Nishi family grows more than a dozen different green tea cultivars all with unique characteristics and nuances that make our blends really stand out. Our long standing relationship with the Nishi family allows us to select the very best micro-lots and fine tune our sencha and matcha blends each year. The Nishi Organic Tea Farm consists of many different gardens secluded in pine and cedar forests of Kirishima Mountain, an active volcano on Kyushu, Island. The densely forested area where these amazing tea farms are located provides a natural buffer zone that protects the tea gardens from industrial pollution.

Preparation
  • Imperial
  • Metric
Traditional Tea Preparation

Add 6g tea to a small (150ml/5oz) kyusu teapot.

Use water cooled to 170°F.

Infuse for 45 seconds and decant.

Repeat for another 1-2 infusions for 15 seconds.

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