Sayamakaori Organic Sencha

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Score: 4.56. Votes: 9

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.

  • $10.80 USD
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  • Weight
    110 g
  • SKU
  • Loose Leaf
    • Ease of Brewing
      Medium - Brew w/ care
    • Net Weight
      100 g / 3.52 oz
    • Growing Region
      100% Shizuoka Prefecture
    • Year
    • Harvest
      First and/or Shincha
    • Breed
      Sayama Kaori
    • 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 )
      77℃ (170℉)
    • Brew Time (Seconds)
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  • Grant Glidden
    Feb 24, 2017, 12:55
    Great 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 Beaver
    Jan 30, 2017, 00:01
    This 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.
  • Aleksandar Kovač
    Oct 18, 2016, 01:45
    Opening the bag you'll encounter very intense but at the same time pleasing grassy aroma of the leaves which happen to be light green in colour. Here and there you'll notice stems which are lighter in colour and give this tea more natural look while you inspect it. Tea itself is mildly sweet and has a pleasing flavor. Using recommended brewing parameters, I encountered decent but not overwhelming astringent punch. Umami "runs away" quickly but it's there. It's light (green) in colour as well as in taste (almost like asamushi) but it has decent roundness. I prefered brewing it at the slightly higher tempereatures and for shorter periods of time to extract the most out of it and I was not dissapointed. Very nice organic green tea with floral aroma and subtle but "sincere" flavor. I like drinking it especially after my workouts- combining already elevated levels of endorphins with theanine and catehins from green tea is the way to go.
  • Finn Philipsen
    Jun 17, 2016, 01:44
    For me, a poor student that enjoys good tea, this one is really good. I can get up to 5 infusions out of it and the taste is still really nice!
  • Wendy A. Ott
    Mar 17, 2016, 01:44
    This is my first tasting of this tea. It has nice clean, refreshing, and grassy flavor. The first steeping was somewhat astringent. After several times steeping it still has great flavor. Great value and great teas! I love ordering and trying new teas from O-Cha.
  • Matt Sinforosa
    Feb 9, 2016, 01:06
    I really enjoyed this tea. I prefer a deeper steamed tea with a stronger flavor but this tea actual was quite flavorful. Grassy, earthy, and slightly sweet. If brewed for more than a minute it gets a little bitter.
  • Cameron Lewis
    Jun 4, 2015, 10:43
    Beautiful aroma and rich flavour.  Clean and refreshing, herbal-grassy and sweet.  I almost always get some degree of bitterness, but it seems to work well with the overall character of the tea.  Hot water makes it go bitter very quickly.  Pouring slowly to keep the tea relatively clear reduces the bitterness. I can get five good steeps if I keep the second and third short.  Great value.
  • Theo Wilson
    Mar 5, 2014, 00:38
    Wonderfully fragrant, refreshing, subtle nutty sweetness. This tea is best enjoyed with very short 2nd 2 - 5 second steeps. It's a very comforting and easy going tea, and being organic, well worth the price. Also, I recommend doing a google maps search of the tea garden (Tokoji temple) written in Chinese characters on the pack. It's a quaint hill side rural area outside of the main town.

Product questions

  • Leo G
    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.

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