World Tea Expo 2010 Recap (Part 3)

The World Tea Expo held every year in Las Vegas is the world’s only industry convention dedicated solely to the premium tea industry. It’s not open to the public and I’ve been very lucky to attend the past two years!

Here’s the final installment of this three part recap to the activities and friends from this year’s expo!

Shincha – New Tea (Maeda-en)

Every Spring in Japan as the tea plants grow out there first leaves they’re meticulously harvested for the season’s most prized and celebrated beverage. Oohashiri Shincha or “New Tea” is the first tea harvest of the year and provides a rather unique taste and aroma that’s simply irresistible!