Yutaka Midori Sencha Madoka
From the first harvest, Kagoshima Sencha Yutaka Midori "Madoka" is a very special sencha from Kagoshima prefecture located at the southern tip of Japan. Madoka is quite similar to our original Yutaka Midori but is a bit less grassy, has a bit less steaming, and a bit more astringency, which means it probably also packs a bit more catechin punch. Brew with a bit more caution by paying particular attention to brew temperature and brew time. Try some today!
Available in 100 gram packages.
- $15.41 USD
- Shipping Weight110 g
- Loose Leaf
- Ease of BrewingMedium - Brew w/ care
- Net Weight100 g / 3.52 oz
- Growing RegionKagoshima Prefecture
- HarvestFirst and/or Shincha
- BreedYutaka Midori
- ShadingFull Sun
- SteamingMedium to Deep
- First infusions per Pkg22
- 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)60
- Jens EvensenSep 8, 2016, 02:39This is a very nice sencha!
I must admit I often make it a latte.
A nice energiser.
- Ryan RobbinsApr 20, 2016, 08:22I thoroughly enjoyed my first session of this tea. While you can taste the yutaka midori cultivar, it has a different flavor than the original yutaka midori sold here. Where it could be interpreted that the original yutaka midori has a pronounced sweetness, this one's sweetness is restrained, bringing out a beautiful elegant flavor. The other reviewer's comparison to a cucumber with the skin on is very apt. This tea gave me a nice mental clarity and boost. Great tea.
- Darren DevisonJun 12, 2015, 12:00Madoka was a nice change of pace from the original Yutaka Midori. I followed the brewing instructions on the site and the temperature was spot on, but I prefer to brew with more leaf, around 1-1.25g/30ml water. The flavor reminded me of eating a cucumber with the skin on. It has a nice subtle hint of grassyness. I also noticed less sweetness than the original. Overall a must try