Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Shin Cha 2011 "Limited Offer from Tea Maestro"

Shin Cha season has arrived!

We are now officially taking orders of Shin Cha 2011.
We are again offering three kinds of Shin Chas: Temomi Shin Cha, Hashiri Shin Cha and Hachiju Hachiya Shin Cha.

This is a limited offer during the Shin Cha 2011 campaign, and each Shin Cha has limited quantity.

Please note: One shipment per order. All of your item(s) will be shipped out together on the last estimated ship-out date of the latter crop. You must make separate orders if you wish for separate shipping.

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Hand-kneaded tea exclusively performed on the first day of the spring harvest
Net Weight: 10g (0.35oz)
Price: $15.00

Estimated Harvest Date: April 20, 2011
Estimated Ship-out Date from Seattle: April 27, 2011

Temomi Shin Cha is a rare tea. Picking of tea leaves, steaming, kneading and drying, they are all done by hands; and it was a common method centuries ago. Today machine has replaced the labor and this Temomi technique is vanishing. If you would like to try the truly traditional taste of green tea, this is definitely your choice.


Hashiri Shin Cha
The first of the first-flash green tea
Net Weight: 50g (1.76oz)
Price: $20.00

Estimated Harvest Date: April 25, 2011
Estimated Ship-out Date from Seattle: May 4, 2011

Hashiri means “early season” in Japanese. Our Hashiri Shin Cha is produced from very young leaves harvested at the end of April. These early-season leaves are very soft and contain a lot of sweetness. This is the taste of spring.


Hachiju Hachiya Shin Cha
88-Night Green Tea

Net Weight: 50g (1.76oz)
Price: $12.00

Estimated Harvest Date: May 4, 2011
Estimated Ship-out Date from Seattle: May 14, 2011

Hachiju Hachiya means "88 nights," and refers to the eighty-eighth day after the first day of spring on the traditional Japanese calendar. It is believed that the 88th day is the best time to pick tea, and Hachiju Hachiya Shin Cha is prized as high-quality green tea.

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