The historic Makinohara district of Shizuoka Prefecture is one of the world's premiere tea growing regions where one can literally view a green sea of tea bushes. Being located on the Pacific Ocean coastal plain allows for gentle breezes, ample night time moisture and plentiful sunshine, just the right conditions for growing superb green tea. Our supplier is a highly skilled artisan tea company that harvests from their own tea fields, resulting in complete control from start to finish. You will taste the difference of their expertise. Please read below about the very flavorful deep steamed tea. We offer several deep steamed tea products and all are very popular with our customers because of their bolder taste and especially pleasing aroma.
About Shincha Tea
Shincha is packaged in limited quantities only once per year immediately after the spring harvest. It holds a special place in the hearts and palates of the Japanese people who enjoy drinking quality tea.
About Deep Steamed Tea
During processing deep steamed tea is steamed approximately one minute longer than regular Japanese green tea. This sounds like a simple procedure, but actually it takes great skill and knowledge, such that most tea companies in Japan are unable to do it. Deep steaming causes tea leaves to lose their "leaf" shape and become separated. That makes this tea appear more powdery than others. When brewed, it also results in the thick-rich and dark green color liquid.