sourced from the Kagoshima prefecture which lies on the southernmost island in Japan. agoshima’s sub-tropical climate is ideal for lush growth of teas. Shincha is an early plucking that arrives before the first flush teas made from tender young leaves. Shincha, when translated means new tea and is highly revered in Japan as the arrival of Spring and with it a sign of a prosperous harvest season. Our Superior Shincha is only second to our Premium Shincha.