2017 Ippodo Shincha is Here! I pre-ordered it so that I would get it at the earliest possible moment. And I would have, had the post office not let it sit in my city for 4 days before delivering it. It was shipped on a Monday in Japan, and made it here by Friday 10:00 a.m. where it sat over a long weekend.
The packaging was excellent like it always is from Japan. It was gift wrapped and
A large tin was included. The tea was divided into two air tight satchets.
I followed the instructions for a first brew. 10 g of tea and about 200 mL of water for 40 seconds total. These instructions seemed reasonable for sencha.
The result: good yellow sencha colour, mild sencha taste bordering on grapefruit at the end.
I brewed this several more times. I didn’t note anything in particular.
Unlike the other sencha in my cupboard, I guarantee this did not taste like socks.
I’m going to try some bottled water.