EARLY (TEA) BIRD! Chiran Shincha 2021 Collection
Furuichi San's 2021 shincha lands on May 10!
Every year since 2012, Furuichi San's kabuse (shade grown) shincha has been a favourite at O5. This year's version was just released last Saturday (May 1) and is currently in the hands of DHL.
We very seldom purchase tea without tasting the new harvest, but Furuichi San's has been spectacular 9 years in a row.
This parcel includes:
Classic Chiran Shincha. A perennial best seller with surprising flavour consistency year on year. Infused at lower temperature, this balanced tea blend brews a vibrantly green, umami-rich tea with notes of citrus.
Chiran Shincha, 100% Okumidori. A close sibling of the 'classic, but with notes of orange blossoms.
Chiran Shincha, 100% Asatsuyu. If Kagoshima kabusecha and winter melon had offspring... It is intensely green (almost blue), with an uncanny sweetness reminiscent of winter melon.
Note: the tea descriptions are based on the 2020 harvest.
Meeting Furuichi San's Family. We met Furuichi San thanks to Noriko San's mother, a Tea Ceremony teacher from Tokyo. If you haven't met Noriko San, she is O5's resident teacher of Japanese tea and other beautiful arts (ikebana, calligraphy, cuisine...). The first sip of Furuichi San's sparked the need for a tea travel to the hills of Kagoshima.
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