As we are going to welcome our very first guests on our very first tour on May 9th, we visited Doi-en again for one last meeting last week.
Mr. Doi, the owner served us Shin-cha, a tea that’s made of the first fresh leaves of the season, only available at this time of the year.
He served us 2 cups of the same Shin-cha, but with different water temperatures. Did you know depending on the water temperature, the same tea leaves end up tasting totally different, due to the different melting points of what’s contained in a tea leaf?
On May 9th, we plan to have our guests experience this surprisingly different tastes of Shin-cha!