Sae Midori Organic Kabusecha
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      Organic Kabusecha Sae Midori

      This green tea comes from Kirishima City, Kagoshima and is of course harvested from the first round of young leaves.  Organic Sae Midori Kabusecha is grown for 14 to 20 days under 45% shade before harvest giving it taste characteristics of both sencha and gyokuro. This light steamed (asamushi) version comes from the Sae Midori clone and it is somewhat rare to be processed in kabusecha form.  A sweeter, less astringent taste than regular sencha, it has a lovely green color and is quite flavorful. Brew as you would for sencha. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen flushed packaging.

      Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package

      Score: 4.89 (votes: 18)
      Reviews: 17
      4.89|
      • ¥2,000 JPY
      • 20   – Reward points
       
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      Product questions

      • randy gettinger
        May 22, 2021, 20:52

        Is this a high theanine tea?

        Kevin Moore
        May 22, 2021, 22:04

        It's higher than regular sencha but not as high as gyokuro or matcha.

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      • Aaron Taylor
        May 5, 2023, 04:35
        (2022 crop) This is a really delicious tea, and very flavorful if brewed correctly. I dont normally like a tea so high in umami notes, but its delicious grassy tea flavor is very smooth, and it has a balanced astringency to pull it together for a cup of ambrosia! This is not a daily drinker for me, but an occasional umami treat to be savored every once and a while. I highly recommend!
      • Matthew Seow
        Mar 16, 2018, 15:41
        I think this might be the first tea from o-cha that I actually don't think highly of. It is a mellow tea, which is nice enough on the first two brews, but from the third brew onwards, the taste just isn't quite there for me. I can still pick up a mild creamy taste tempered by astringency but it just doesn't work for me. To me, it's neither here nor there. Maybe my palate is not sophisticated enough to appreciate it.
      • Arto Tammenoksa
        Dec 12, 2017, 21:40
        Perfect, mellow tea for drinking during the winter. Stands brewing in a hotter temperature than recommended for a more astringent taste.
      • Tatiana Pereira
        Oct 20, 2017, 02:07
        This was my first kabusecha and at first I was very surprised at the savory taste and smell. I compare it to a light broth or soup, my friend compares it to sweet roast corn. I have to admit it took me a few days to a week to grow used to it and to start appreciating this tea. I now crave it at least once a day for its cozy warmth and calm feeling. Delicious tea. I will be buying it again.
      • Joel S
        Aug 28, 2017, 01:34
        Beautiful tea - amazing quality!!! Highly recommended!!!
      • Konstantin Markov
        Jul 8, 2017, 01:04
        High quality, good price.
      • Nebs
        Jul 2, 2017, 18:26
        Really nice sweetness and umami when steeped longer in 60C water. When steeped like sencha it has really nice balanced flavour with some sweetness, umami and grass. Mouthfeel is smooth and buttery, really pleasant to drink. It can be too mild for people that like stronger tasting teas. But with that price, I really recommend to try.
      • Scott Oltrogge
        Feb 11, 2017, 13:06
        Honestly the perfect green tea - well balanced, grassy, incredibly fresh, resilient and easy to brew.
        • SKU
          16601-MY
        • Shipping Weight
          110 g
      • Loose Leaf
        • Ease of Brewing
          Easy Brewer!
        • Net Weight
          100 g / 3.52 oz
        • Growing Region
          Kirishima City, Kagoshima Prefecture
        • Year
          2023
        • Harvest
          First and/or Shincha
        • Breed
          Sae Midori
        • Shading
          Partial Shading (Kabusecha)
        • Steaming
          Light
        • Color
          Yellow-Green
        • Aroma
          Medium
        • Taste
          Green
        • Astringency
          Mild
        • Clarity
          Clear
        • First infusions per Pkg
          22
        • Organic
          Yes
        • 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)
          90
        • Notes
          A rather rare green tea!

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