2014/04/20

Tea Nouveau!!

If you like Japanese tea, you may have tried “Sencha”, which is the most popular Japanese green tea. Have you tried “Shincha” too?  They sound confusing, don't they?

Actually, they are the same kind tea. Shincha is the "spring Sencha” made from first flush.

"Sen" for Sencha means ‘to extract essence’,  while Shin” for Shincha means ‘new’ or ‘fresh’. 

Sushi is mainly made of fresh fish. The traditional dishes place an importance on season. Even wine, many Japanese are so excited with Beaujolais nouveau, which is fresh. Yes, Japanese love something  fresh and seasonal. 

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Made from fresh and young buds, Shincha has more fresh and greenish aroma. Now, the long-awaited “tea nouveau” season has just begun!