Deep Steamed Green Tea

fukamushi deep steamed green teaFukamushi Sencha -The green teas in this category, known in Japanese as "fukamushi-cha", or deep steamed green tea, are steamed for a longer period of time than your typical sencha. The period in which any green tea is steamed depends on various characteristics, where it was grown, elevation, etc., and like light steamed green tea, not all green teas are suitable for deep steaming.

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  • Sae Midori Shincha 20th Anniversary LIMITED EDITION

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    To celebrate O-Cha.com's 20th year of shipping the most fabulous Japanese green teas to our customers around the world, we have been searching for "something special" and while it took some time, we have indeed scored a real gem! We have aquired a lot of a rather fabulous competition grade Sae Midori sencha.

    The farmer who grows this is rather famous for specializing in Sae Midori!

    Note that once this has been sold out, there will be no more coming - this is a LIMITED EDITION, ONE-TIME ONLY offering.

    Deep steamed, yet unlike most fukamushi-cha (deep steamed) green teas this one mostly retains it's leaf structure. Velvety mouth-feel and full of umami, this is a throroughly enjoyable sencha!  From the first harvest and comes from Kagoshima prefecture located at the southern part of Japan.

    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. 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.

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 1)
    Reviews: 1
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    • $26.10 USD
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  • 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.

    This product is also available for automatic monthly delivery!

    Score: 4.81 (votes: 26)
    Reviews: 24
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    • $22.50 USD
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  • Yutaka Midori Sencha

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    From the first harvest, a very special sencha from Kagoshima prefecture located at the southern tip of Japan. Kagoshima Sencha Yutaka Midori - Undoubtedly one of our most most popular green teas, this item is definitely a favorite with green tea connoisseurs. This year's version hails from Ei Town. Yutaka Midori is an exceptionally "green" green tea. We urge you to compare this sencha against any of the others available on the internet for it's nice emerald green color, wonderful aroma, and excellent taste. The reviews speak for themselves!

    Brewing Notes:  We have recently brought the recommended brew time down to 30 seconds, this tea can be quite bold!

    Available in 100 gram packages.

    This product is also available for automatic monthly delivery!

    Score: 4.87 (votes: 60)
    Reviews: 53
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    • $22.50 USD
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  • Madoka Yutaka Midori Sencha

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    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.

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 5)
    Reviews: 3
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    • $20.70 USD
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  • Deep Steamed Sōfū Sencha

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    Sōfū sencha is an unusual variety of green tea, a cross between Yabukita and another cultivar known as "Inzatsu" 131.  This deep steamed version (do also check out our light steamed Sōfū sencha) is grown in Kakegawa Shizuoka and is yellow-green in color.  It has quite a bit different profile and it is more robust than our our light steamed product.

    Sofu has become popular in recent years due to the purported wide range of potential health benefits. Research has shown that this is due to its anthranilic acid content, which is also found as an aroma component in jasmine tea. It is also being looking at as possibly being beneficial for dementia and Alzheimer's diseases. Sofu also contains a high amount of the component  quercetin (high in many fruits and vegetables such as onions), which is thought to improve brain of cognitive function. 

    We have a limited amount of this item.

    Net Weight 100 grams

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    • $18 USD
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  • Kaoru Fukamushi Sencha

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    A first rate, first flush green tea. Harvested from the first round of young spring leaves, this 100% Yabukita green tea comes from the famous Makinohara tea growing district in Shizuoka Prefecture. Very green and very thick. Fukamushi Sencha "Kaoru" has a somewhat more pronounced grassy aroma and taste compared with the average deep steamed green tea and the taste remains on the palate for an extended time.

    An overall easy brewer (a teapot for fukuamushi-cha is recommended, however). Be sure to not brew too hot, for too long, or with too much leaf. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, freshly packaged in nitrogen filled bags.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package.

    Score: 4.93 (votes: 30)
    Reviews: 29
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    • $17.10 USD
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  • Chiran Organic Sencha

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    From the first harvest, a very special sencha from Nishimoto, Chiran, Minami-Kyushu, in Japan’s Kagoshima Prefecture. This wonderful tea was grown and certified organic. A blend of Yabukita, Yutaka Midori, Asatsuyu and Kanayamidori breeds. Deeply steamed, it has an exceptional green color and is very flavorful and aromatic.

     

    Score: 4.92 (votes: 13)
    Reviews: 11
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    • $16.20 USD
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  • Shizuoka Sencha Tsuyuhikari

    New for 2018, Shizuoka Sencha Tsuyuhikari is a hybrid of Asatsuyu and Shizuoka 7132 cultivars. A first rate green tea, it was harvested from the first round of young spring leaves. Deep steamed, this green tea was grown in Kakegawa tea growing district in Shizuoka Prefecture. Very green and very thick. has a somewhat more pronounced grassy aroma and taste compared with the average deep steamed green tea and the taste remains on the palate for an extended time.

    An overall easy brewer (a teapot for fukuamushi-cha is recommended, however). Be sure to not brew too hot, for too long, or with too much leaf. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, freshly packaged in nitrogen filled bags.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package.

    Score: 4.00 (votes: 1)
    Reviews: 1
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    • $15.30 USD
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  • Shizuoka Sencha Mio

    Harvested from the first round of young spring leaves, this 100% Yabukita green tea comes from the Makinohara tea growing district in Shizuoka Prefecture. We recently came across this gem and snapped it up on the spot - this is one very delicous sencha green tea! Sencha "Mio" is medium-steamed has a somewhat more pronounced grassy aroma and taste compared with the average deep steamed green tea and the taste remains on the palate for an extended time.

    An overall easy brewer (a teapot for fukuamushi-cha is recommended, however). Be sure to not brew too hot, for too long, or with too much leaf. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, freshly packaged in nitrogen filled bags.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package.

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    • $15.12 USD
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  • Oku Yutaka Organic Sencha

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    From Shizuoka, a unique breed of Japanese green tea grown organically. A first rate, first harvest, deep steamed green tea, the high quality is obvious from the first sip. Strong "umami" sweetness, less astringent and mellow. As with many organic green teas, Organic Sencha "Oku Yutaka" is single estate and is not blended. Harvested from the first round of young spring leaves, it is certified organic. Nitrogen flushed and vacuum packaged, as fresh of an organic green tea as you can get.

    Brewing Notes: This year's version is rather bold, especially shincha.  Brew at around 68°C / 155°F for 1 minute.

    Includes 100 grams of tea per package.

    Score: 4.89 (votes: 27)
    Reviews: 22
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    • $14.40 USD
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Deep steamed green tea like fukamushi sencha will usually have a very fine, almost dust-like look to it - beginners often misinterpret this to mean an inferior tea which it is not. When brewed fukamushi sencha has a somewhat cloudy appearance, a rich and bold taste, and an usually a darker, greener color. As the leaf particles of fukamushi-cha are very fine, it can clog small filters. We recommend your fukamushi teapot have a fine stainless mesh infuser screen which covers the inner spout, and that your teapot be tall, rather than wide (although you can still use most wide teapots with a stainless steel infuser screen.)  If you have never tried a deep steamed green tea, you will most likely be impressed with the vivid color and often bold taste, be sure to try one soon!