Sae Midori Organic Kabusecha

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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

  • $14.40 USD
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  • Weight
    110 g
  • SKU
  • Loose Leaf
    • Ease of Brewing
      Easy Brewer!
    • Net Weight
      100 g / 3.52 oz
    • Growing Region
      100% Kirishima City, Kagoshima Prefecture
    • Year
    • Harvest
      First and/or Shincha
    • Breed
      Sae Midori
    • Shading
      Partial Shading (Kabusecha)
    • 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 )
      79℃ (175℉)
    • Brew Time (Seconds)
    • Notes
      A rather rare green tea!
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  • Scott Oltrogge
    Feb 11, 2017, 13:06
    Honestly the perfect green tea - well balanced, grassy, incredibly fresh, resilient and easy to brew.
  • Toby Klinger
    Feb 1, 2017, 03:47
    Definitely one of my favorites. sweet yet crisp and refreshing. And great even after a few steeps
  • Ivo Zubović
    Nov 17, 2016, 19:25
    Really beautiful, deep aroma and flavor. Great quality for the price!
  • Alex Gyarmaty
    Aug 17, 2016, 14:34
    This tea was such a pleasant surprise given its relatively low price. This was my first kabusecha so I didn't know what to expect. Even though it is partially shade grown, it did not taste as similar to gyokuro as I expected. I detected a roasted sweet corn note in the aroma and grassy flavor more so than the ocean notes in the Yame gyokuro. After a couple of days I was hooked and so looked forward to my morning brew. I will buy again and will try some other O-cha kabusecha and asamushi varieties as well.
  • Gary S
    Jun 15, 2016, 05:53
    Wonderful tea. Brewed carefully in small batches or chucked haphazardly into a big pot it hasn't disappointed. Something reminds me of watermelon in a sort of mouthwatering, guzzling it down, refreshing kind of way. The only 2016 sencha I've tried so far so not a lot to compare to but I'm thinking it was a very good year. Thanks again o-cha
  • Ryan Robbins
    May 10, 2016, 07:54
    This is a really nice tea. When I opened the bag I was surprised at the amount of aroma that bursted forth. The twisted leaves are surprisingly long. A flavorful, and elegant tea.
  • Semion Sucholutsky
    Apr 26, 2016, 05:56
    This tea is amazing, gentle and elegant, this is my favorite tea. I highly recommend this tea.
  • Bernard Hasselmann
    Apr 11, 2016, 18:53
    I was very surprised about the quality of this tea for such a good price

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