Shincha 2020, "the Year of COVID-19"

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Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:11 pm

Noonie wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:37 am
I "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 :lol:
Let me know how the tea is for you.

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!
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Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:54 pm

My shincha (and other Japanese tea) from Yuuki-Cha arrived from DHL in less than a week. Ended up getting almost a kilo of tea to last me at least through the year. Shipping was $20 which was a lot less than what I was initially quoted. Picked up the following teas:

Shincha
Kagoshima Sencha Shimofuri Masashige
Ureshino Sencha (Tamaryokucha)
Kirishima Asatsuyu Sencha
Miyazaki Kamairicha Okumidori

Matcha
Yame Matcha
Powdered Kamairicha

Other
Sencha Genmaicha
Kagoshima Hojicha


So far I’ve sampled the Shimofuri and Kirishima Asatsuyu senchas. The latter is good but not as impressive as in previous years. The Shimofuri is nice once you get the steeping right. It’s got a nice citrusy/grapefruit like flavor.

The Yame matcha is creamy and makes a delicious matcha latte. A few pics below:






Noonie
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Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:57 am

LuckyMe wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:54 pm
My shincha (and other Japanese tea) from Yuuki-Cha arrived from DHL in less than a week. Ended up getting almost a kilo of tea to last me at least through the year. Shipping was $20 which was a lot less than what I was initially quoted. Picked up the following teas:

Shincha
Kagoshima Sencha Shimofuri Masashige
Ureshino Sencha (Tamaryokucha)
Kirishima Asatsuyu Sencha
Miyazaki Kamairicha Okumidori

Matcha
Yame Matcha
Powdered Kamairicha

Other
Sencha Genmaicha
Kagoshima Hojicha


So far I’ve sampled the Shimofuri and Kirishima Asatsuyu senchas. The latter is good but not as impressive as in previous years. The Shimofuri is nice once you get the steeping right. It’s got a nice citrusy/grapefruit like flavor.

The Yame matcha is creamy and makes a delicious matcha latte. A few pics below:
DHL option is great. I just did that for the second time in 2 months from Yunnan Sourcing US.

How did your late night session go...were you sleepy enough to go to bed at a reasonable hour, or did it keep you up late?
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