“Temomi” is the art of hand-rolling tea leaves into needle-like thin sticks. Temomi is a traditional Japanese practice that has become rarer as tea production shifted to modern methods. These days, it’s not uncommon for tea leaves to go from harvesting to packaging without ever touching human hands.
Temomi Shincha is shincha that has been hand-rolled by artisans. This art of hand-rolling tea is a dying one because modern machine-led processing techniques have taken over, and most of the artisans are over 70 years of age. However, organizations like Sugimoto Tea Company strive to honor this tradition and keep it alive as long as we can.
Temomi Shincha is consumed in small amounts, very much akin to enjoying a rich and strong flavored espresso.
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.
How to brew Temomi Shincha
Watch the process of making Temomi Shincha.
Hot Brew Preparation
Cold Brew Preparation
- Limited Edition
- Premium Hand-rolled tea
- Season: First harvest of early Spring 2023
- Net Weight: 10g
- Style: Asamushi (Light-Steamed)