Shincha season has arrived!

We are now officially taking orders of Shincha 2011.

We are again offering three kinds of Shinchas: Temomi Shincha, Hashiri Shincha and Hachiju Hachiya Shincha.

This is a limited offer during the Shincha 2011 campaign, and each Shincha has limited quantity.

Please note: One shipment per order. All of your item(s) will be shipped out together on the last estimated ship-out date of the latter crop. You must make separate orders if you wish for separate shipping.


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Hand-kneaded tea exclusively performed on the first day of the spring harvest

Net Weight: 10g (0.35oz)

Price: $15.00

Estimated Harvest Date: April 20, 2011

Estimated Ship-out Date from Seattle: April 27, 2011

Temomi Shincha is a rare tea. Picking of tea leaves, steaming, kneading and drying, they are all done by hands; and it was a common method centuries ago. Today machine has replaced the labor and this Temomi technique is vanishing. If you would like to try the truly traditional taste of green tea, this is definitely your choice.


Spring teas being harvested in Japan for Japanese Green Tea and Shincha TeaHashiri Shincha

The first of the first-flash green tea

Net Weight: 50g (1.76oz)

Price: $20.00

Estimated Harvest Date: April 25, 2011

Estimated Ship-out Date from Seattle: May 4, 2011



Hashiri means “early season” in Japanese. Our Hashiri Shincha is produced from very young leaves harvested at the end of April. These early-season leaves are very soft and contain a lot of sweetness. This is the taste of spring.


Delicious Japanese Green Tea called Hachiju Hachiya Shincha which has been harvested on the 88th dayHachiju Hachiya Shincha

88-Night Green Tea


Net Weight: 50g (1.76oz)

Price: $12.00

Estimated Harvest Date: May 4, 2011

Estimated Ship-out Date from Seattle: May 14, 2011


Hachiju Hachiya means “88 nights,” and refers to the eighty-eighth day after the first day of spring on the traditional Japanese calendar. It is believed that the 88th day is the best time to pick tea, and Hachiju Hachiya Shincha is prized as high-quality green tea.

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