Temomi Shin Cha is one of the most premium and rare Japanese green teas. The word “Temomi” means hand-rolled. From the meticulous picking of the best young tea leaves to the final process of kneading the leaves to fine needles, the whole practice is done by the hands of elite Temomi masters.
Making Temomi Shin Cha requires a considerable amount of time from practitioners of great skill and experience. A method used in Japan centuries ago, the Temomi technique is vanishing due to the adoption of today’s machines to mass-produce tea.
Here at Sugimoto America, we undertake the responsibility of preserving this traditional art to provide you this precious tea.
- The flavor is thick, dense, and intense, but without an edge
- An amazing aftertaste like none other
- The tea takes an elegant clear-green hue
- Because of its profound flavor, Temomi Shin Cha is consumed in small amounts, very much akin to enjoying a rich and strong flavored espresso
Here's the photos of making Temomi Shin Cha 2012.
|Farmers picking the green tea buds|
Crucial steaming process
Temomi Masters carefully and gently drying the tea leaves
Temomi master rolling the leaves into very fine rolls
like needles without breaking them.
Traditionally Temomi masters leave a circle in the center.
It symbolizes the tea leaves is at the final drying phase.
|Temomi Shin Cha of 2012 Completed|
Due to its rarity and exclusiveness, the availability is limited.