Let me know how the tea is for you.Noonie wrote: ↑Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:37 amI "finally" received my order of Shincha from Thes Du Japon. Sent via EMS on May 12, received here in Canada on June 25. I feel exhausted for this tea. In hindsight I should have sent via a faster service, but I had luck on my previous order so figured I would take my chances. After letting the tea rest for a day on a table, it's now tucked away in the tea fridge to chill for a while
I'm not sure if it is the months of travel (or being stuck somewhere), or the tea being in a warm mailbox for 3-4 hours (I've since moved and my SO didn't grab it when it delivered) and the first tea I've tried after resting a day and opening (I've fridged the others) was bitter and fragranceless. The tea I tried was Mariko Kondo-wase cultivar. I've never had this tea before admittedly, but I can't imagine it was intended to taste like this...hoping your experience does not mirror mine!