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Organic Sencha "Oku Yutaka"

Score: 5.00. Votes: 11

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.

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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
      Oku Yutaka
    • Shading
      Full Sun
    • Steaming
      Medium to Deep
    • 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)
    • Notes
      A very delicious organic green tea!
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Score: 5.00. Votes: 11
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  • 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, 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.
  • Alexey Iskhakov
    Jul 25, 2013, 12:00
    It is fun to read as some customers found here some 'lingering umami' and even 'lingering umamai'. Did You meant 旨み? Taste? I do not trust 'organic' teas, because of high price and so-so quality, and I bought it from curiosity. When I opened that package I wasn't really impressed,  because chunky pieces of tealeaves and big amount of teadust. Tea has some bitter smell and brownish colour which usually comes with deep steaming. I am not really into deep steamed teas. However, that one is good, it has good strong sencha taste, little grassy, little bitter,  and it has proper aftertaste. It get bitter fast if You overbrew it, but it is normal :) BTW, a very good tea, not really sure if it match it's price.
  • André Della Casa
    Jun 22, 2013, 16:33
    This was my first order and experience of fresh sencha so I cannot compare it with other tees. Opening the package there was a wonderful, strong sweet smell that remembers passionfruit. The taste in the cup ist intense and delicious, the second steep tends to be bitter, so I brew it for a shorter time. 
  • John Harvey
    Aug 4, 2012, 09:00
    This tea definitely does justice to the term "organic". It is delicious!

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