Kanayamidori Organic Sencha

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Score: 4.25 (votes: 4)
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From Kirishima in Kagoshima Prefecture, Southern Japan. Don't let the low price fool you - Organic Kanayamidori Sencha is a very delicious 100% certified organic green tea! From the first harvest of course, a light steamed ( asamushi ). Well balanced with just the right amount of astringency and very aromatic. Nitrogen flushed and vacuum packaged, it is completely freshly packaged in Japan at the source and sent to you directly from our headquarters in Japan.

Available in 100 gram packages

  • $12.74 USD
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  • Shipping Weight
    110 g
  • SKU
    16425
  • Loose Leaf
    • Ease of Brewing
      Easy Brewer!
    • Net Weight
      100 g / 3.52 oz
    • Growing Region
      100% Kirishima
    • Year
      2017
    • Harvest
      First and/or Shincha
    • Breed
      Kanayamidori
    • Shading
      Full Sun
    • Steaming
      Light
    • Color
      Yellow-Green
    • Aroma
      Medium
    • Taste
      Grassy
    • Astringency
      Medium
    • Clarity
      Clear
    • First infusions per Pkg
      22
    • Organic
      Yes
    • Leaf (dry weight grams) to Water (1 fl oz / 30 ml) Ratio (recommended)
      .7g per 1oz (30ml)
    • Brew Temp (℃/℉ - recommended )
      77℃ (170℉)
    • Brew Time (Seconds)
      60-90
Customer reviews
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4.25 (Votes: 4)
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  • Andrew Lin
    Feb 20, 2017, 21:52
    Decent for the price. I have tried to brew it at higher temperatures but the bitterness was not to my liking. However, brewing it at 65 deg. C was more acceptable with hints of seaweed notes.
  • John Usrey
    Apr 19, 2016, 03:20
    This is probably one of my favorite varieties of sencha throughout the entire website. Plus, it is organic. I love the fact that this tea is flavorful, yet mild. For me, it's the perfect balance of all green tea qualities. Currently, I'm burnt out on the astringent and harsh qualities of a Yutaka Midori. If you want mild, yet still flavorful, this is the variety to go with.
  • Lucas Holland
    Feb 18, 2016, 00:44
    This is a decent quality Asamushi sencha that is fairly priced. I find the first and second infusions to be quite different in terms of their flavour profile whereas other Senchas seem to start evolving more going from the second to the third steeping. Given its price point, I'd recommend giving it a shot as it does taste nice.

Product questions

  • Lucas Holland
    Feb 16, 2016, 22:53

    The brewing parameters on the package differ from the one given on the product website. The package recommends:

    77 C / 45 sec (1st infusion), 30 sec (2nd infusion), 1.5 minutes (3rd infusion)

    I haven't made this tea yet but it seems like the 2nd/3rd infusion times are in line with what I'd expect for a sencha. However, I'm unsure whether it would be best to go with 45 vs 60 sec for the first infusion.

    Kevin Moore
    Feb 17, 2016, 13:21

    As this year's version (2015) is a light steamed green tea, you should go with a longer brew time. In this case, 60 seconds or even 90 seconds would be more appropriate.

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