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Kagoshima Sencha Sae Midori

Kagoshima Sencha Sae Midori
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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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SKU 16404  
Shipping Weight 100.00 grams
Ease of Brewing Easy Brewer!
Grams / Ounces per Pkg 100 g / 3.52 oz
Growing Region 100% Kagoshima Prefecture
Year Harvested 2014
Harvest First Harvest and/or "Shincha"
Grown Under Full Sun
Steaming Deep
Color Deep Green
Aroma Medium
Taste Medium
Astringency Mild
Consistency Thick/Cloudy
# of first infusions per Pkg 22
Organic No
Breed Sae Midori
Recommended Brew Temp 175F / 79C
Recommended Brew Time 45 seconds
Recommended Leaf to Water Ratio .6g per 1oz (30ml) water
Notes One of our very best!
 
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Chaz
Apr 23, 2014
Verified O-Cha.com Customer Purchase...
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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Tasnim Anwar
May 23, 2013
My very first shincha! Easy to brew (this is my second sencha), as long as you use a pocket weight scale and thermometer. Be sure to use a teapot suitable for fukamushi.

Best results when brewed at 79 C for 45 s, 20 - 30 s, and 45 - 60 s, respectively. The first infusion is light green, quite clear in appearance, and tastes like an exceptional 2nd infusion of Daily Sencha (the only sencha I have tried before this one). The second infusion is incredible: cloudy, forest green, with bold, sweet, and grassy taste, and very little to no astringency. The third infusion is very similar to the second infusion, but may be slightly lacking in flavour depending on the second infusion brew time.
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Ashley Spicer
Apr 24, 2013
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My very first loose leaf green tea and my very first Shincha.

Advantages: Sweet, umami. Has a wonderful and long lived sweet aftertaste.

Disadvantages: has a slight astringency (I am used to drink matcha) but its not intense.
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ewww
Nov 12, 2012
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It is not that easy to brew it right, and it becames bitter easy. BTW, my preferences start moving to light steamed teas after that one.
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