Shincha is a first flush sencha in Japan, also called ichibancha. It’s praised for a great sweet and fresh taste and lighter colors.
This tea is excellent with lively floral notes, mellow taste and color. Very essential late spring time feel. Should be steeped at 70°C for about 1 minute on all steeps, up to 5 something. Heat up your tea pot before steeping.
Leaves are very bright colored and in a good long shape. Real delight. Bright color of sencha leaves is much valued in Japan. The liquor is greenish yellow, somehow white clouded. Very beautiful.
Some tea knowledge:
Yabukita is a tea cultivar widely planted in Japan because it can adapt well to different conditions and soils. It has beautiful long straight leaves and intense green color. For Yabukita variety it is important to pluck the harvest in a right time, otherwise it may loose its quality.