Organic Sayamakaori Sencha
This delightful green tea is grown organically in Shizuoka. Medium steamed, Organic Sayamakaori Sencha is rather bold in flavor and imparts a much stronger than average aroma. The leaf itself has not been particularly finely processed, however once brewed it is very flavorful. Our particular Sayamakaori gives quite a few delicious multiple infusions, more than the average sencha we come across. Very delicious, we predict this will become a favorite with organic green tea enthusiasts. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen flushed packaging.
Price shown includes a full 100 grams of tea per package.
- $12.06 USD
- Shipping Weight110 g
- Loose Leaf
- Ease of BrewingMedium - Brew w/ care
- Net Weight100 g / 3.52 oz
- Growing RegionShizuoka Prefecture
- HarvestFirst and/or Shincha
- BreedSayama Kaori
- ShadingFull Sun
- 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
- Ryan HodgesFeb 27, 2023, 23:35Unique and phenomenal. Not umami focused. A little bitterness that accentuates the high floral/fruity character of the tea. Great value.
- Toby KlingerSep 15, 2017, 20:20Great tea at a bargain price!
- Alessio ColettaJul 5, 2017, 05:30Subtle umami taste, minimal astringency, and pretty sweet flavour. It is not one of my favourite sencha because it is not as vegetal and grassy as the others, but it is quite a good alternative for a perfect afternoon break!
- Julian MililloJun 13, 2017, 20:38This tea is a little more fussy when compared to other teas described as medium brew difficulty. Definitely less is more with this tea. Temperature can drop below the recommended level but DO NOT go over it. Bitters very easily. Same for length of time. The package recommends 45 seconds and that is should be a firm rule when brewing. No more, No less. However for all this hard work to get it just right the payoff isn't great. Even when brewed correctly something falls a little flat. Still a nice tea, but with how much care it requires I'll find something a little more forgiving.
- Brian ThompsonMay 16, 2017, 12:08This is a very bold sencha with strong flavor and aroma. I taste mulberry, dark chocolate, bitter greens, flowers, and grass.
Perfect for mornings. 4 stars for flavor and an extra star for the price and 5 infusions.
- aspiMay 3, 2017, 21:36This is quite good sencha,I like especially the first infusion where is the most sweetness of it. Because there is more dust and small particles the next ifusions have to be prepared more carefully and the liquor is not much clear. But it is good sencha for its price and it is worth the experience.
- Grant GliddenFeb 24, 2017, 12:55Great price for a good sencha. Definitely some stems, and it's not the sweetest or most delicate flavor, but it wakes me up in the morning, tastes wonderful, and is a great bargain.
- Geoff BeaverJan 30, 2017, 00:01This tea is actually not fully processed/sorted so you end up with some smaller particles as well as some stems. I didn't realize this initially. I usually get different brews each time due to the nature of it being unsorted, and I've found I have to be gentle brewing it. It's probably more potent and vegetal when it's more fresh, during the growing season but I've found I can get decent flavor. It does usually always have some astringency. I usually end up infusing it about 4 times; a couple shorter first steeps followed by some longer ones to finish does alright. Overall I hoped it would have had more of a grassy aroma, but it's decent for what it is.
- Jul 1, 2016, 09:55
What, exactly, does "The leaf itself has not been particularly finely processed" mean?Jul 1, 2016, 11:48
During processing this tea wasn't taken to a final stage where the dry leaves are sifted to a uniform size. This un-sifted state is known as "aracha", or "rough tea". Most likely this was because the processor felt the tea what good "as is" and didn't need further leaf size refinement and decided to leave it in the aracha state. Thus, when you look at the this tea you will see various sizes of leaf in it.