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Kagoshima Sencha Sae Midori

Kagoshima Sencha Sae Midori
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Shipping Weight
100.00 grams
Ease of Brewing
Easy Brewer!
Grams / Ounces per Pkg
100 g / 3.52 oz
Growing Region
Kagoshima Prefecture
Year Harvested
First Harvest and/or "Shincha"
Grown Under
Full Sun
Deep Green
# of first infusions per Pkg
Sae Midori
Recommended Brew Temp
175F / 79C
Recommended Brew Time
45 seconds
Recommended Leaf to Water Ratio
.6g per 1oz (30ml) water
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Sae Midori Sencha - From the first harvest, this is a very special sencha from Kagoshima prefecture located at the southern tip of Japan. O-Cha.com was the first internet tea shop to offer Sae Midori to the general public outside of Japan and it indeed has proven itself to be a popular choice since introduction.

A very easy to brew green tea! The "Sae Midori" clone of green tea plant is a cross between Yabukita and Asa Tsuyu varieties and was only just registered in 1990. Since it does not tolerate frost, it is mostly grown in Southern Kagoshima. Strong in color and aroma, but a bit on the sweet side, you will be greeted with a very wonderful, grassy aroma upon opening of the package. Without a doubt, this item offers one of the most intense, emerald green color you will likely ever come across in any green tea. We are sure you will be pleased!

Note that this is a deep steamed green tea with very fine, almost dust-like leaf particles. While you can brew it in a variety of teapots, it is best prepared in a teapot designed for fukamushi-cha (deep steamed green tea)

Available in 100 gram packages.

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5 Most recent customer reviews (see all reviews):
May 18, 2014
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A wonderful grassy aroma when you open the packet. The taste is divine, as this is Sincha I used less leaves and brewed at 80, which made a perfect cup, lovely first thing in the morning.

Advantages: Lovely aroma and great taste.
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Edward Gallant
May 16, 2014
An admirable sencha.

It has a strong aroma and an obvious taste. The brewing instructions on the package are economical and yield a good cup.

This tea reminds me of a sencha I had from Mobata. Mobata is one of my favourite senchas, so that is no complaint.

Advantages: Good price
Obvious, delicious flavour
Wonderful fragrance
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David Britton
Apr 30, 2014
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The enjoyment began as soon as the bag was opened. I immediately noticed the very pleasant and fresh aroma. Being shincha, I still used quite a bit of leaf but lowered the water temperature to 158. The first brew was 60 seconds, the second immediately poured, the third about 30. This tea is very green as only Japanese tea can be. Brewed as above, it had some astringency, which I like, but this could easily be tamed, if desired, by using less leaf. Next time I'll increase the third brew to about 45 seconds; the first two were close to perfect as is. This is a first-rate tea, 5 stars all the way.

Advantages: Easy to brew but start with lower water temperature, less leaf and shorter brew times and increase from there, as desired.

Disadvantages: Those who don't care for astringency need to reduce their brewing parameters. Since this is shincha it should be brewed different than the same tea would be brewed later in the year. Cut down the leaf, temperature and brew times!
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Apr 23, 2014
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I love this tea. The taste is bright and grassy; and it is easy to brew. Quite a beautiful tea to wake up to in the morning.
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Laurie Miller
Sep 28, 2013
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I think I've drunk more of this tea than any other. Fukamushis can be too powerful for me, but this one brewed with less leaf, very short infusions, and a few tricks with the temperature produces a wonderful grassy-sweet sencha that suits my delicate palate.

Advantages: Adapts well to varied brewing parameters to get it exactly how you want it. And the way I drink it, it's quite cheap, since I don't use much leaf.

Disadvantages: As with most fukamushis, that second infusion packs a wallop. I tend to dilute it in the cup.
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