Temomi Shincha

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Origin:Shizuoka, Japan


 “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

Icon of Tea Leaf 5g (2 tsp)
Icon of Water Droplet 2 oz (60 ml)
Icon of Stopwatch 2 min
Icon of Thermometer 100°F (40°C)

Cold Brew Preparation


  • Limited Edition
  • Premium Hand-rolled tea
  • Season: First harvest of early Spring 2023
  • Net Weight: 10g
  • Style: Asamushi (Light-Steamed)

Product Reviews

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Amazing tea!!!

This tea has fresh, cut-green grass fragrant, with wonderful deep Umami. I used my glass teapot in order to enjoy seeing these spikey tea leaves that eventually opened. Early summer treasure!

Temomi Shincha - Freshness and Elegance in Every Sip

Sugimoto's Temomi Shincha is a limited-edition Japanese green tea that captures the essence of springtime. Handcrafted with utmost care, its vibrant green leaves emit a delightful aroma of sweet grass and hints of floral freshness. With each sip, experience a delicate sweetness intertwined with sakura and subtle umami notes. The traditional Temomi hand-rolling technique adds artistry to the tea, enhancing its flavors and fragrance. This tea is a true celebration of nature's awakening, offering a fleeting taste of the season. Indulge in Sugimoto's Temomi Shincha for a refreshing and elegant tea experience that encapsulates the essence of spring.

Luminous green

Wonderful first steep! Big umami flavor with notes of fresh grass and lightly steamed asparagus. There is a bitterness which becomes a lingering artichoke heart-like sweetness on the finish. Subsequent steeps are good, but do not compare to the first.

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Very special tea

This is a truly unique tea. I love the strong, but delicate taste. You can tell a lot of quality has been put into it by the flavor and by how minimally processed it is. I personally like to brew it slightly hotter than what was recommended and really liked that it made 3 very strong infusions. Thank you for offering this hand-rolled tea!

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