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.

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  • Weight
    110 g
  • SKU
    16404
  • Loose Leaf
    • Ease of Brewing
      Easy Brewer!
    • Net Weight
      100 g / 3.52 oz
    • Growing Region
      100% Kagoshima Prefecture
    • Year
      2017
    • Harvest
      First and/or Shincha
    • Breed
      Sae Midori
    • Shading
      Full Sun
    • Steaming
      Deep
    • Color
      Deep Green
    • Aroma
      Medium
    • Taste
      Green
    • Astringency
      Mild
    • Clarity
      Thick/Cloudy
    • First infusions per Pkg
      22
    • Leaf (dry weight grams) to Water (1 fl oz / 30 ml) Ratio (recommended)
      .6 g to 1 oz/30 ml
    • Brew Temp (℃/℉ - recommended )
      79℃ (175℉)
    • Brew Time (Seconds)
      45
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  • Risto Ojala
    Jun 2, 2017, 22:30
    Delicious when brewed at right temperature. Remember to warm up the tea pot, too.
  • Matt Sinforosa
    May 25, 2017, 00:32
    This is a beautiful deep steamed green tea. Lots of tiny particles which I love. I am reviewing the 2016 harvest in April/May 2017 so it's a full year old and still amazing. Rich grassy flavor, lots of umami, really good.
  • Patrick de Kok
    May 13, 2017, 06:47
    This is the first fukamushi tea I have tried. I love the deep green color, especially of the second brew! However, going by flavor, I don't think I am much of a fukamushi-person. The flavor is mildly green (as you may expect from a fukamushi, from what I understand). I like a tea with some more body, like kariganes. However, I do think it has a nice typical flavor profile that will find appreciation from deep steamed tea aficionados.
  • Ervin Lorincz
    Jan 3, 2017, 03:34
    Probably one of the best teas available, especially if you, like me, are an absolute fanatic of deep steamed green tea (fukamushi). I have been buying this tea for many years and the quality and freshness has always been impeccable.
  • Alex Gyarmaty
    Aug 17, 2016, 13:35
    A very good fukamushi-cha. Make sure that you use a tea pot designed for deep steamed tea and that you make that second infusion! I agree with a previous reviewer--try brewing the first infusion for about 45 seconds at about 160-165 F and go up from there.
  • Tor Magnor Konge Steinheim
    May 18, 2016, 13:53
    While trying others I always came back to Sae Midori and I ended up subscribing on it to make sure it's always in my house. Looking back it is also the first tea I ordered at o-cha.com. The color is fantastic and I love the taste.
  • Jennifer Chen
    May 16, 2016, 05:38
    This is an excellent tea. I've tried the other teas from Kagoshima as well but this is my favorite. It has the perfect grassy and sweet character. If you brew it too hot, it will become astringent and lose some of that sweetness. Second infusion will have a stronger flavor than the first. I usually can get three infusions out of it.
  • Sami Newlan
    Apr 3, 2016, 23:14
    My favorite deep steamed tea. I always re-order and save it for last of the bunch because it is the best.

Product questions

  • Thomas Dooner
    May 31, 2017, 22:23

    Where/how can I leave a review of the Sae Midori Sencha that I pre-ordered? Thank you.

    Kevin Moore
    May 31, 2017, 22:25

    You have to be logged into your account ( if you made one ), then simply go to the reviews section, there is a link i there that will let you leave a review.

  • Oliver Frank
    Dec 10, 2015, 17:00

    Hello!

    I have ordered the Kagoshima Sencha Sae Midori. Is this tea a non-organic tea?  Is it common in Japan, that the same tea is available as organic and not organic?

    Usually I prefer organic teas as I am worried about the health issues caused by pesticide etc. This is because I consume high quantities of green tea every day....

    I hope, you can clarify.....

    Thank you! 

    Kevin Moore
    Dec 10, 2015, 17:32

    It is quite common to have a type of tea available in both organic and non-organic versions. The exception to that would be gyokuro, where almost no high quality organic versions exist.

    All Japanese green teas must adhere to strict regulations regarding maximum residue levels of pesticides, organically grown or not.

    Regarding this particular tea, although the quality is very high, it is not organic.  We do have a rather <a class="specialeffects" href="https://www.o-cha.com/organic-sae-midori-kabusecha.html"> rare, light steamed, organic "kabusecha" Sae Midori</a> and also another somewhat <a class="specialeffects" href="https://www.o-cha.com/asamushi-saemidori-sencha.html">rare light steamed, non-organic Sae Midori</a> that you may want to check out.

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