Very fresh scent, a brewed cup has a very deep green color and the taste is superb - very smooth and fresh when brewed properly. This has always been my favorite Japanese green tea and this year continues that tradition. It does take some care in brewing. I tried 158 and 175 degrees with excellent results but I did have to reduce the amount of leaf from what I normally use. I found that less leaf and a little longer brew time gave the best results and most pleasant and smooth taste. This tea is also excellent when cold brewed in the refrigerator with spring water. I get four infusions when brewed cold.
Advantages: An excellent tea when brewed hot or cold. An exceptional value at the current price
Disadvantages: Not the easiest tea to brew, but well worth the effort to get it right
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Ratings and Reviews of Yutaka Midori Sencha
David BrittonJun 7, 2015, 22:27
Jonathan WillsMay 17, 2015, 18:54I love this Sencha tea. It was so fresh when it came out of the package that the leaves were still soft to the spoon. Most tea will make a little rustle noise or be a little dry, not this, it was still moist and fresh and green.
My first 32 ounce kettle that I steeped of this was super. It was a green color with a good flavor and good thickness. The sencha was very energizing yet mild enough that I could drink it all day.
My second steep was a mix color of green and yellow. Still good and to be honest this tea's second steep is as good as most lesser tea's first steep!
I have done a third and fourth steep before, but those definitely begin to lose the character that makes these tea so wonderful.
So in short, I think this is the best Sencha I have tried, however I have only tried two from O-cha and about two dozen from local stores, three from local tea shops.
Kagashima Sencha is definitely a class above all of them though and I would say if you like green tea I doubt you would be disappointed in this tea.
Nick HardersenMay 11, 2015, 04:342015 shincha is fantastic. Enough said.
Alex GyarmatyJan 13, 2015, 13:125 Stars, my favorite. Rich, very green and sweet. Second infusion has different profile, but every bit as satisfying as the first.
Roni MuenchNov 13, 2014, 08:27Very good. I have never purchased green tea from any store, even high end, that compares to the products I have tried from this site. Even the less expensive tea bags surpassed other products.
Matjaz DivjakAug 25, 2014, 20:30Fantastic tea, one of the best Japanese green teas (for my taste). Very intense, with strong grassy, floral/fruity and umami notes. Thick, cloudy, vibrant green liquid (fukamushi style). For first steep, I usually use 5 grams of tea in 60 deg C water for 40 seconds. 20 - 25 seconds for the second steep, 45 - 50 for third.
Richard AikmanAug 20, 2014, 18:03Absolutely fantastic fukamushi, believe all of the reviews on here, it really is quite something!
Tristan BayerJul 29, 2014, 09:09This is the first fukamushi I have tried and I am most definitely not disappointing! This tea is simply delicious!
First infushion at 77 Celcius for 45 seconds is perfect. Second infusion 20 seconds at same temperature.
When they say fukamushi has small particles, they mean it. If you don't like small bits in your tea, get the appropriate teapot to brew it in. Personally, I just let it sit for a moment and all the particles sink to the bottom.
Give this one a try!
Nick HardersenApr 21, 2014, 10:30This was my first fukamushi and I absolutely love it! I've always gotten asamushi and chumushi before and for whatever reason I had never tried a deep steamed tea. I sadly do not have a kyusu made specifically for fukamushis, but the extra tea particles that come through my clay screen are completely okay with me. All I know is that this sencha is top quality and delicious. I could seriously drink it all day and not get tired of it. Please buy this!
Alex WoodlandApr 18, 2014, 20:21There's a reason this tea has 18 Five-Star reviews. Its utterly superb. Deep, rich and smooth. Everything I love in a sencha. Grab some!