Tea Tasting: Shin Cha 2019

TEA MASTER: YOSHITSUGU NAGANO

On June 22nd, Nippon Cha's very own tea master will be hosting an exclusive tea lesson about our first harvest Shin cha green tea of 2019. The instructor will be Mr. Yoshitsugu Nagano, a Japanese tea master who visits the tea plantation in Kagoshima Prefecture annually and knows a lot about the Shincha that is produced in very limited quantities each year. Let's all enjoy the scent of spring in Japan and learn more about tea together!


有機 令和新茶 「夢香」SHIN CHA 2019

JAS Organic Certified 


Our first harvest of 2019 “Shin Cha” (Kabusecha). An organic Sencha harvested and grown in the Kagoshima Prefecture. For a minimum of one week, it is shaded to fully capture the rich characteristics of the spring season.This rare and high quality Japanese tea is known for its organic leaves. It is highly praised for its verdant color, scent of freshness, and taste of fruity notes. 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR TRADITIONAL HOT BREW 


Place 5g of tea leaves into your teapot & pour in 100ml of hot water. Recommended temperature: 70°C to 80°C.

Place the lid on your teapot and infuse for 30 seconds. 

Leaves are good for up to 4 brews.

Pour the tea into tea cups and enjoy! 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR COLD BREW :


300ml bottle: Place 8g of tea leaves into a container and soak with 300ml of filtered cold water. (To avoid impurities and excess chlorine found in tap water.)

Brew for a minimum of 8 hours in the fridge for cold infusion, then enjoy.

Remove tea leaves only if you are not using the cold brew bottle! 

 *Add some honey for a sweeter taste. 

*Cold brew method 

(Highly recommended for best flavor) 



    HEALTH BENEFITS OF GREEN TEA

There are many compounds in tea that work together and create the healthy drink that we all love and share with our friends & families. However the main components that have a direct correlation with the flavor and health benefits that we receive are tea polyphenol, L-Theanine, caffeine, and, antioxidants.



Green tea contains about 30% tea polyphenol by weight. This compound is responsible for the astringent flavor found in tea. A large amount of polyphenol is made up of EGCG which has been studied to treat various diseases and may be one of the reasons green tea has such powerful medicinal properties. 

Tea Polyphenol (EGCG)

(L-Theanine)



L-Theanine is the compound that is responsible for the umami flavor found in tea. It also works together with caffeine to decrease the "jittery" effects of too much caffeine. 

(Caffeine)

Caffeine has been studied to improve brain function and mood whereas L-Theanine is known for its anti-anxiety effects. Caffeine is responsible for the bitter taste in tea.



Green tea is also an excellent source of powerful antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, and carotenoids. These aspects may help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. so it makes sense that it could reduce your risk of cancer

First harvest teas are special because from the tea leaf is picked, to when it reaches your cup, there is a race against time to preserve its flavor. 

Thank you for attending this event! :)


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