Sae Midori Shincha

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Kagoshima Shincha Sae Midori - 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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    • Shipping Weight
      110 g
    • SKU
      1147
  • Loose Leaf
    • Ease of Brewing
      Easy Brewer!
    • Net Weight
      100 g / 3.52 oz
    • Growing Region
      Kagoshima Prefecture
    • Year
      2021
    • Harvest
      First and/or Shincha
    • Breed
      Sae Midori
    • Shading
      Full Sun
    • Steaming
      Deep
    • Color
      Deep Green
    • Aroma
      Mild
    • Taste
      Green
    • Astringency
      Mild
    • First infusions per Pkg
      22
    • Organic
      No
    • Leaf (dry weight grams) to Water (1 fl oz / 30 ml) Ratio (recommended)
      .6 g to 1 oz/30 ml
    • Brew Temp (℃/℉ - recommended )
      77℃ (170℉)
    • Brew Time (Seconds)
      45
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  • Satu Metsola
    Jun 15, 2020, 02:26
    A nice stable in my tea cabinet. Easy to brew and works well for beginners. On the other hand it is pretty mild. I really like the deep color. This 2020 shincha is better than the previous two years tha I have ordered. This spring seems to be a good teawise.
  • Greg D
    Nov 2, 2018, 01:04
    A long time favourite. I always order plenty of this. The first steep (74c/165f - I prefer to always be 5f cooler than recommendation) at 1min (pour at 45-50sec mark) is wonderful, almost perfection. Smooth and sweet. Usually makes non-green tea drinkers change their opinion into fans. The only downside has been subsequent re-steeps are a let down, and is extremely volatile to burning. Try 57c/135f rinse steep for number 2. 76c/160f for steep 3 at 15 seconds. I've tried so many times to get a more rounded additional steeps, but this is the best I have been able to get. After that you are getting overpowering astringency, but that may be your thing. Fantastic first steep regardless.

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