Sakimidori Organic Sencha
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      Organic Sakimidori Sencha

      Discover the vibrant, invigorating taste of our Organic Sencha "Sakimidori" from the lush Kirishima region of Kagoshima. This premium, first flush green tea is carefully harvested from the first spring leaves of the 100% "Sakimidori" clone, renowned for its robust and grassy flavors. Each sip offers a medium-steamed, deeply aromatic experience with a delightful astringent kick, perfect for those who savor a strong green tea.

      Our Organic Sencha "Sakimidori" is not only a sensory delight but also a healthy choice. Certified organic by JONA/JAS, it meets the highest standards of purity and environmental responsibility. If you're searching for an organic green tea that offers exceptional quality and value, look no further.

      Packaged in nitrogen-filled bags to ensure freshness, our tea retains its vibrant flavor and aroma. Each package contains a generous 100 grams of loose-leaf tea, ideal for multiple servings of refreshing delight.

      Elevate your tea experience with our Organic Sencha "Sakimidori" – the perfect blend of health and pleasure, delivered straight from the heart of Kagoshima. Shop now and immerse yourself in the authentic taste of Japanese green tea!

      Score: 5.00 (votes: 3)
      Reviews: 3
      5.00|
      • ¥1,900 JPY
      • 19   – Reward points
       
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        • Réf.
          1024-MY
        • Poids
          110 g
      • Loose Leaf
        • Ease of Brewing
          Medium - Brew w/ care
        • Net Weight
          100 g / 3.52 oz
        • Growing Region
          Kirishima City, Kagoshima Prefecture
        • Year
          2024
        • Harvest
          First and/or Shincha
        • Breed
          Saki Midori
        • Shading
          Full Sun
        • Steaming
          Medium
        • Color
          Green
        • Aroma
          Medium
        • Taste
          Grassy
        • Astringency
          Strong
        • Clarity
          Semi-clear
        • First infusions per Pkg
          22
        • Organic
          Oui
        • Leaf (dry weight grams) to Water (1 fl oz / 30 ml) Ratio (recommended)
          .5 g to 1 oz/30 ml
        • Brew Temp (℃/℉ - recommended )
          79℃ (175℉)
        • Brew Time (Seconds)
          30-45
        • Notes
          A bit bold and astringent, do not brew too hot or for too long.

      Product questions

      • Robert
        Jun 2, 2024, 13:34

        What make a tea organic?
        Please explain in detail the difference organic versus regular. Are teas sprayed?
        Fed organic?

        Kevin Moore
        Jun 3, 2024, 05:43

        In Japan, green tea is considered organic when it meets specific agricultural standards that minimize the use of synthetic chemicals. Here's a detailed explanation of what makes green tea organic and the differences between organic and regular green tea:

        Criteria for Organic Green Tea in Japan:

        1. No Synthetic Chemicals: Organic green tea is grown without synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. Natural methods are used to control pests and nourish the plants.

        2. Natural Fertilizers: Farmers use organic compost, manure, and other natural fertilizers to enrich the soil. This helps maintain the soil's health and ensures that the tea plants receive nutrients naturally.

        3. No GMOs: Organic tea farms do not use genetically modified organisms. The tea plants must be non-GMO.

        4. Sustainable Farming Practices: Organic tea farming emphasizes sustainability, including crop rotation, companion planting, and other methods that promote biodiversity and soil health.

        5. Certification: In Japan, organic green tea must be certified by organizations such as the Japan Organic and Natural Foods Association (JONA) or equivalent international certifying bodies. These certifications ensure that the tea meets strict organic standards.

        Differences Between Organic and Regular Green Tea:

        1. Pesticide Use:
        - Organic Green Tea: No synthetic pesticides are used. Farmers use natural pest control methods like introducing beneficial insects, using neem oil, or employing physical barriers.
        - Regular Green Tea: Synthetic pesticides may be used to protect the tea plants from pests and diseases.

        2. Fertilization:
        - Organic Green Tea: Only natural fertilizers, such as compost or manure, are used.
        - Regular Green Tea: Chemical fertilizers may be used to promote plant growth and increase yields.

        3. Environmental Impact:
        - Organic Green Tea: Farming practices are designed to be sustainable and environmentally friendly. This includes preserving soil health, reducing pollution, and promoting biodiversity.
        - Regular Green Tea: Conventional farming practices may involve methods that could harm the environment, such as soil degradation, water contamination, and loss of biodiversity.

        4. Flavor and Quality:
        - Organic Green Tea: Some people believe that organic green tea has a more nuanced and natural flavor due to the absence of synthetic chemicals. The taste can also be influenced by the healthier soil and natural growing conditions.
        - Regular Green Tea: The use of chemicals can sometimes alter the taste, and the focus is often on maximizing yield rather than enhancing flavor.

        5. Health Concerns:
        - Organic Green Tea: Contains no residues from synthetic pesticides, which can be a concern for some consumers looking for a healthier option.
        - Regular Green Tea: May contain trace amounts of pesticides and other chemicals, although these are typically within safe limits as regulated by food safety authorities.

        Are Teas Sprayed?

        Yes, many conventional (non-organic) teas are sprayed with pesticides to protect the plants from pests and diseases. These chemicals can help ensure a high yield and consistent quality. However, organic teas avoid such practices, using natural methods instead.

        Organic Certification Process:

        To be certified as organic, green tea farms in Japan undergo a rigorous certification process, which includes:

        1. Inspection: Farms are inspected by certification bodies to ensure compliance with organic farming standards.

        2. Soil Testing: Soil samples are tested to ensure no contamination from synthetic chemicals.

        3. Documentation: Farmers must keep detailed records of their farming practices, including the types of natural fertilizers and pest control methods used.

        4. Annual Review: Organic certification is not a one-time process. Farms must undergo annual reviews and inspections to maintain their organic status.

        Organic green tea in Japan represents a commitment to natural and sustainable farming practices, offering an alternative to conventional methods that rely on synthetic chemicals.

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      • Nate
        Apr 30, 2016, 13:32
        This tea is really fresh and green. The first two brews are packed with yummy astringent flavor. The third brew is pleasant with less water. Overall great value for price point.
      • Joe
        Apr 5, 2016, 05:09
        Just opening the package and smelling the fresh, grassy smell took me immediately back to Japan! This is an excellent choice if you like a fresh, grassy, strong, and astringent tea. The color of the tea is incredible. It's so green! I look forward to every cup :)
      • Wendy A. Ott
        Mar 15, 2016, 03:55
        Just had my first cup of this tea and I find it very smooth. It has a beautiful green color and I have steeped it several times. It is very enjoyable.

      Discover the vibrant, invigorating taste of our Organic Sencha "Sakimidori" from the lush Kirishima region of Kagoshima. This premium, first flush green tea is carefully harvested from the first spring leaves of the 100% "Sakimidori" clone, renowned for its robust and grassy flavors. Each sip offers a medium-steamed, deeply aromatic experience with a delightful astringent kick, perfect for those who savor a strong green tea.

      Our Organic Sencha "Sakimidori" is not only a sensory delight but also a healthy choice. Certified organic by JONA/JAS, it meets the highest standards of purity and environmental responsibility. If you're searching for an organic green tea that offers exceptional quality and value, look no further.

      Packaged in nitrogen-filled bags to ensure freshness, our tea retains its vibrant flavor and aroma. Each package contains a generous 100 grams of loose-leaf tea, ideal for multiple servings of refreshing delight.

      Elevate your tea experience with our Organic Sencha "Sakimidori" – the perfect blend of health and pleasure, delivered straight from the heart of Kagoshima. Shop now and immerse yourself in the authentic taste of Japanese green tea!

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