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  • Sae Midori Sencha

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    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 Asatsuyu 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.

    Score: 4.82 (votes: 28)
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  • Organic Kabusecha Sae Midori

    • Organic
    • Rare!

    This green tea comes from Kirishima City, Kagoshima and is of course harvested from the first round of young leaves.  Organic Sae Midori Kabusecha is grown for 14 to 20 days under 45% shade before harvest giving it taste characteristics of both sencha and gyokuro. This light steamed (asamushi) version comes from the Sae Midori clone and it is somewhat rare to be processed in kabusecha form.  A sweeter, less astringent taste than regular sencha, it has a lovely green color and is quite flavorful. Brew as you would for sencha. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen flushed packaging.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package

    Score: 4.88 (votes: 17)
    Reviews: 16
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  • Sae Midori Organic Asamushi Sencha

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    This green tea comes from Kagoshima and is of course harvested from the first round of young leaves.  When we offered this for the first time in 2017, we knew we would buy this one as soon as we tried it and sure enough it had sold out by December. Organic Sae Midori asamushi is a light steamed green tea of the Sae Midori clone and is somewhat rare to be processed in the light steamed form. This product is both flavorful and aromatic, much more so than the typical deep steamed Sae Midori. If you are a light-steamed green tea fan, you should really enjoy this one.  As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen flushed packaging.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package

    Score: 4.80 (votes: 10)
    Reviews: 6
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  • Organic Sencha Sae Midori

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    This organic green tea hails from Kirishima Kagoshima and is of course harvested from the first round of young leaves. Medium-steamed (chūmushi) this Organic Sae Midori has a lovely green color.  With a strong aroma, flavorful umami taste, and nice balance of astringency, this organic sencha is nicely balanced and is one of our best aquasitions of the year.  As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen flushed packaging.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package

    Score: 4.43 (votes: 7)
    Reviews: 3
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  • Organic Gyokuro from Shizuoka

    • Rare!
    • High Theanine!

    A very high quality organic gyokuro grown by a farmer in Shizuoka who is dedicated to growing one tea only - organic gyokuro. Until now we have never been impressed with the myriad of samples of organic gyokuro we have been offered over the years, we refused to purchase these teas in the past simply to fill the "organic" niche. Fortunately the day has arrived where we can finally offer this item.

    Yes, the price is a bit more expensive than your regular sencha green tea, but considering that less than 1% of all green tea is grown and harvested as gyokuro, and even more rare an organic one that's this superb, that's just how it rolls with a tea of this caliber. To give more customers the opportunity to try this tea, we have decided to package it in 50 gram packages.

    From the Sae Midori clone, we find this tea to be very delightful with complex umami notes and after taste.  Actually, complex may not be the right word - this green tea's umami is outright intense! Thoroughly delicious when brewed correctly, probably best made in a shiboridashi teapot with care. As with all gyokuro, it is shade grown for about three weeks before harvesting, giving it a greener color and sweeter taste.  Once you learn to make it properly, you wil be hooked for life!

    This is not really a beginner green tea, care must be taken when brewing. Be sure to read our brewing instructions as it is brewed differently than sencha: How to Brew Gyokuro - Step-by-Step Instructions!

    Organic gyokuro is available in 50gm packages.

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