Hachiju Hachiya Shincha

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Origin:Shizuoka, Japan


Hachiju Hachiya means "88 nights" and refers to the eighty-eighth day after the first day of spring on the traditional Japanese calendar. Tradition has it that the 88th day is the best time to pick tea. To this day, Hachiju Hachiya Shincha is eagerly awaited every spring.


What Is Shincha

Shincha (新茶 or "new tea") is a Japanese green tea that comes from first harvest sencha during spring. Shincha comes from the best of the highly-coveted first-harvest leaves. It’s only available in limited quantities during the springtime which makes it a prized tea. During winter, tea plants store minerals and nutrients, such as amino acids, which are then released into the various parts of the plant when it starts to bud. This provides shincha its characteristic sweet taste compared to other Japanese green teas, as well as a lower level of astringency. Not only is shincha made from the best quality leaves, but it is also the freshest tea you can enjoy. Read more about Shincha here.



Hot Brew Preparation

Icon of Tea Leaf 5g (2 tsp)
Icon of Water Droplet 12 oz (350 ml)
Icon of Stopwatch 30-60 sec
Icon of Thermometer 175 °F or below

Cold Brew Preparation

Icon of Tea Leaf 5g (2 tsp)
Icon of Water Droplet 12 oz (350 ml)
Icon of Stopwatch 10 min
Icon of Thermometer Ice water


  • Limited Edition
  • Season: First harvest of Spring 2023
  • A.k.a. "88th Night Shincha"
  • Net Weight: 100g
  • Style: Fukamushi (Deep-Steamed)

Product Reviews

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One of the best teas for the year

This is such a smooth, fresh tasting tea! It's everything that shinchas are known for and more. I'm ordering extra because it is going to be one of the best teas I drink all year.

Hachiju Hachiya Shincha - Pristine Spring Symphony

Sugimoto Tea Company's Hachiju Hachiya Shincha embodies the essence of early spring. With vibrant green leaves and captivating aromas, this limited-edition tea delights the senses. Its harmonious flavors combine sweetness, delicate florals, and subtle umami undertones. Crafted with precision, this exceptional tea captures the fleeting beauty of nature's renewal. Experience Sugimoto's Hachiju Hachiya Shincha, a pristine spring symphony in a cup.

Worth The Wait

I missed my chance last year to purchase this tea. This year I made a mistake in my order. Sugimoto was happy to fix it for me and I received. This yearly tea has a taste that is that is worth the wait. Fantastic in every way!!

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