Kirari 31 Sencha

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Kirari 31, from the first harvest, is a rather rare and especially delicious sencha from Miyazaki prefecture located in Southern Japan. O-Cha.com was the first internet tea shop to offer Sae Midori online years ago to the general public outside of Japan and now we belive we are the first to introduce this newer sencha variety as well.

"Kirari 31" is derived from a cross of Saki Midori and Sae Midori (which was a cross between Yabukita and Asatsuyu varieties). It matures early in the season. The breed was first produced in 1994 with traits such as growth, disease resistance, cold resistance, and tea quality in mind. Kirari 31 is an early maturing species and because it has excellent frost resistance, it can be cultivated in tea production areas throughout Japan including hilly and mountainous areas.

Kirari 31


The quality of the tea on it's own is higher than that of "Yabukita" or "Samidori", has an excellent in color with a mild flavor and "Samidori" quality. Even when processed as gokuro, it is as good as "Samidori". This sencha green tea is ligh steamed, very aromatic, nicely balanced astringency, and produces a strong umami taste and excellent tea quality. Be the first to try this unique tea today, and currently only available at O-Cha.com!



Available in 100 gram packages.



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    • Shipping Weight
      110 g
    • SKU
  • Loose Leaf
    • Ease of Brewing
      Medium - Brew w/ care
    • Net Weight
      100 g / 3.52 oz
    • Growing Region
      Miyazaki Prefecture
    • Year
    • Harvest
      First and/or Shincha
    • Breed
      Kirari 31
    • Shading
      Full Sun
    • Steaming
    • Color
    • Aroma
    • Taste
    • Astringency
    • Clarity
    • First infusions per Pkg
    • Organic
    • Leaf (dry weight grams) to Water (1 fl oz / 30 ml) Ratio (recommended)
      .6 g to 1 oz/30 ml
    • Brew Temp (℃/℉ - recommended )
      74℃ (165℉)
    • Brew Time (Seconds)
    • Notes
      Rather rare, limited, and top rank!
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  • Kevin
    Sep 14, 2019, 03:54
    This tea has an amazing umami flavor that I have yet to come across in any other tea. Be sure to brew correctly to bring out the best in this tea. Until very recently, I had been brewing sencha in a tea ball and letting them sit for way too long, which really does not do proper justice for any of O-Cha's teas. You can taste the difference using a proper teapot from O-Cha and using the recommended temperature and infusion time.

    I have not tried cold brewing this tea but I imagine the flavor would go really well with the cold brew bottle O-Cha carries.

Product questions

    Feb 11, 2020, 08:17

    Is this tea ok for multiple infusions??? If so what are the brewing parameters???

    Admin Kevin
    Feb 11, 2020, 09:43

    Yes, you should be able to get 3 infusions from it at least depending on how much leaf you use, brewing parameters, etc.

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