Available from May 12th, while supplies last.
How does it taste?
Verdant fragrance and energetic flavour full of vitality. The taste of spring, with the lingering bittersweetness that is characteristic of buds.
How/when to enjoy it?
Prepare it anyway you like—with freshly boiled hot water, hot water that has been cooled slightly, or cold brew it with chilled water. Fully savour the taste of each year’s shincha while the season lasts.
What to enjoy it with?
Vegetables that express verdant freshness, like broad beans or asparagus. Or perhaps foods associated with refreshing fragrances, like lemon cake.
How do Ippodo staff enjoy it?
During the tea season, recharge yourself every day with shincha—from the time you wake in the morning until the time in the evening when you need to make one final push. It packs so much energy that getting to sleep can be hard if you drink too much at night.
StrengthLight/easy to drink Rich/satisfying
The taste of shincha changes every season. Its tender characteristics come from the freshly picked tea buds. Brew for slightly less time than usual.
1 Use 10g of leaves (2 tablespoons)
2 Add 210ml of hot water (80°C)
3 Serve 40 seconds after beginning to pour the hot water.