Oku Yutaka Organic Sencha

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From Shizuoka, a unique breed of Japanese green tea grown organically. A first rate, first harvest, deep steamed green tea, the high quality is obvious from the first sip. Strong "umami" sweetness, less astringent and mellow. As with many organic green teas, Organic Sencha "Oku Yutaka" is single estate and is not blended. Harvested from the first round of young spring leaves, it is certified organic. Nitrogen flushed and vacuum packaged, as fresh of an organic green tea as you can get.

Includes 100 grams of tea per package.

  • $14.72 USD
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  • Weight
    110 g
  • SKU
    16427
  • Loose Leaf
    • Ease of Brewing
      Medium - Brew w/ care
    • Net Weight
      100 g / 3.52 oz
    • Growing Region
      100% Shizuoka Prefecture
    • Year
      2016
    • Harvest
      First and/or Shincha
    • Breed
      Oku Yutaka
    • Shading
      Full Sun
    • Steaming
      Medium to Deep
    • Color
      Green
    • Aroma
      Medium
    • Taste
      Grassy
    • Astringency
      Medium
    • Clarity
      Semi-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)
      60
    • Notes
      A very delicious organic green tea!
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  • Brian Thompson
    Apr 2, 2017, 07:11
    This is the best organic sencha I've had, and the first to retain some of its original character for the 4th brew. I've been going low on the temperature, about 145 F, and using 1g/oz on the leaf. The first thing I noticed about this tea is a fruitiness. I consulted my wife, and she said the fruit note is passion fruit. I think that is pretty spot on. Perhaps with more of the squash/vegetable notes that a passion fruit sometimes has in the background. Very strong aroma and flavor overall. I love it.
  • Fred
    Feb 17, 2017, 16:30
    Amazing sencha at this price! 3-4 steeps per dose. Really clean, classic flavor profile.
  • Timur Huseyin
    Dec 18, 2016, 00:34
    Got through several brews of this over the last two weeks; and was surprised how good it is. Great fragrance, colour and taste. Hits 3 brews well with the expected profile changes across each brew. Definitely one of my favourite green teas of 2016. Will be one to come back to for future orders.
  • Wendy A. Ott
    Mar 14, 2016, 13:10
    I have reordered this tea many times. It is one of my favorites.
  • Elina Rajala
    Feb 10, 2016, 03:11
    Really good, sweet sencha. The flavour is mellow with nice little acidic "zing" to it. As a chumushi it's not as strong as fukamushi senchas in terms of flavour, but it is really nice as it is; light, smooth and grassy. Just brew it carefully since Oku Yutaka gets bitter quite easily.
  • Steve Russell
    Jun 13, 2015, 00:33
    Unlike other teas I bought through o-cha.com, this tea did not come in a resealable bag. No complaints otherwise.
  • Lyndon Livingstone
    Feb 19, 2015, 23:45
    I brewed according to the instructions and the flavor is strong and a little sweet.  I really enjoy this tea although I don't normally enjoy deep steamed teas.  Recommended. 
  • Ryan Robbins
    Sep 11, 2014, 06:25
    This is a lovely sencha. Super smooth, goes down the throat with ease. Vegetal, with even some milkiness. Resteeps really well. This tea relaxes me; I dig it.

Product questions

  • James Taylor
    Oct 11, 2016, 20:30

    Is Oku Yutaka organic green tea available for sale in tea bags? I got a tea bag with this tea in it on an airline flight from Okinawa to Fukuoka yesterday. I would like to purchase the tea in a tea bag rather than in bulk. Please advise. Thank you. Lovely tea!!

    Kevin Moore
    Oct 11, 2016, 21:37

    Hello,

    Unfortunately we don't have a tea bag version of Oku Yutaka at this time.

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