In Uji there are 5 grades of shincha. Okutani Shincha is the highest grade.
Both teas have the wonderful aroma of freshly harvested leaves! Okutani Shincha has a crisp, slightly sweet flavor. Organic Shincha has a grassy taste. Both are delicious!
Preparation- Okutani Shincha is delicate and aromatic and should be prepared at a slightly lower temperature than sencha. 60 to 70 degrees Centigrade (140 to 160 degreen Fahrenheit) is best. Brew for 2 minutes and serve.
Brewing Organic Shincha brewing is the same as sencha. The water should be hot, but not boiling, about 79 to 87 degrees Centigrade (175-190 degrees Fahrenheit). Brew for 2 minutes and serve.
Fresh harvest shincha!