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Marukyu Koyamaen

Uji Shincha - Tokujo - New Green Tea from Kyoto

Uji Shincha - Tokujo - New Green Tea from Kyoto

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Uji Shincha

Shincha (new tea) is the name given to the freshly harvested and produced tea. May is the month in which sencha is harvested, so this Uji Shincha has come straight from the tea fields to your cup! This Shincha from Marukyu Koyamaen has a fresh, grassy flavour. You can really taste the Kyoto spring sunshine!

100g Net.

About the Tea Maker

Marukyu Koyamaen

Marukyu Koyamaen is one of the most prestigious tea makers in Japan, having been producing matcha tea since 1704.  Having developed the original production system, they now use a combination of modern and traditional processes to maintain as many historic elements as possible. They don’t grind matcha tea manually anymore, but they do use traditional stones. Supplying top tea ceremony schools, high ranking shrines and temples, and top hotels, they’ve won numerous tea competition awards.

How to Make Perfect Tea

How to Make Perfect Sencha Tea:

  1. Put the tea leaves in a pot. For 3 servings use 2 table spoons of tea (about 7~9 g). For 5 servings use 2 full table spoons of tea (about 11~13 g). Adjust to taste.
  2. Fill up a tea cup to 80% with hot water into 3 small cups for Sencha (about 60ml each) and let it cool down to a temperature of 70℃~75℃. A lower temperature will produce a milder and rounder taste, while higher temperatures will make the tea taste more sharp. If you enjoy sharp tasting teas, a temperature of 85℃~90℃ is suitable.
  3. Fill up the water back into the pot from the 3 cups and wait for one minute. When a higher temperature is desired, just wait for 30 seconds.
  4. Fill up the tea evenly into the 3 cups to obtain the same taste and concentration. Do not leave any tea in the pot, but fill up all out to the last drop.
  5. For a second infusion, use water of a little higher temperature than for the first and let the tea draw for only 10 seconds before filling up it into the cups.
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