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Uji Sencha Miyabi


Score: 5.00. Votes: 15

From the first harvest, a very specially blended sencha from Uji, near Kyoto - This tea is very aromatic and is of the highest quality. Uji Sencha Miyabi - Definitely one of our all time favorites over the years, if you enjoy a grassy, aromatic green tea then this is the tea for you. Miyabi was blended using several varieties of sencha. From the moment you open the package, that special aroma lets you know you're in for a treat. Try Miyabi today!

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  • Weight
    110 g
  • SKU
    16178
  • Loose Leaf
    • Ease of Brewing
      Medium - Brew w/ care
    • Net Weight
      100 g / 3.52 oz
    • Growing Region
      100% Uji
    • Year
      2016
    • Harvest
      First and/or Shincha
    • Breed
      Proprietary Blend
    • Shading
      Full Sun
    • Steaming
      Medium
    • Color
      Green
    • Aroma
      Strong
    • Taste
      Grassy
    • Astringency
      Medium
    • Clarity
      Semi-clear
    • First infusions per Pkg
      22
    • 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)
      60-90
    • Notes
      One of our best green teas, there's a reason for the 5 Star reviews!
Customer reviews
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Score: 5.00. Votes: 15
Rating of votes (15)
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  • Chakranant Na Songkhla
    Jul 7, 2016, 11:36
    This is my second favourite tea in this store. Never disappoint in this tea. My recommended tea.
  • Stephane Raymond
    Mar 24, 2016, 02:16
    Excellent thé, en fait c'est le thé que je préfère sur ce site.
  • Japanese Tea Fan
    Feb 9, 2016, 05:53
    Great grassy, fresh taste with low astringency. This tea can be a bit tricky to steep just right. After a few brews, I think I found the right temperature. My usual go to is the Organic Chiran Sencha, and this tea is now also a favorite. I would order again in the future.
  • Benjamin Votava
    Jan 22, 2016, 07:01
    This is an incredible tea- one of the best I've had. The aroma and color are incredibly vibrant and the flavor is incredibly rich. I have to agree its finicky- slight temperature and brew time variations will result in very different flavors but its all part of the fun of tea anyway.
  • Sean Hardcastle
    Jul 16, 2015, 03:19
    I have only recently discovered Japanese tea. I buy all my tea from O-Cha.com now, as it is beautiful and fresh when it arrives. Trying different teas to find ones to order regularly Uji Sencha Miyabi is now on that list. A beautiful aromatic tea with grassy overtones, and a slightly savoury flavour. Highly recommend 
  • John Cozzemera
    Feb 8, 2015, 07:50
    This is one of the best teas I've ever had. The smell is so fresh and lively. The taste is crisp and sweet. The color is incredible! In the sunlight it is a neon green. The best thing about the tea is that it isn't finicky to brew. Excellent and well worth it as the 3rd brew is just as good as the 1st.
  • Johanna Hyttinen
    Aug 2, 2014, 00:06
    This was my very first sencha from O-Cha. It's very grassy, aromatic and has wonderful mouthfeel. It is a medium strong green tea and a great first try.
  • Dan Leslie
    Jul 3, 2014, 09:40
    Miyabi is a wonderful green sencha with a excellent flavor. It is my favorite sencha. I have ordered it several times from O-Cha and it has always been consistently good. I use 160 degrees F for brewing.

Product questions

  • John Thorpe
    Mar 30, 2016, 01:06

    Hi,
    am asking a couple of questions re. this tea and it also is a general one re. other green tea.

    1. Uji Miyabi has a brew temperature of 76-82 C. Having ordered this from you a couple of times I prefer it at around 65-68C. It seems to have a deeper full bodied flavour at this temp. If brewed at 80C it seems lighter and more astringent. (which I don't prefer). So: do I have odd taste-buds or is brewing temperatures subjective?

    2. I drink green tea because I love the flavour but also do consider the health benefits. I'm just wondering about if it is better to drink organic green tea? How much pesticides are sprayed on this Uji Miyabi tea? And in general for other green teas this is something for me to think about if I'm thinking of drinking a healthy green tea but it has nasty pesticides on it (defeats the object of drinking healthy tea!) But I still would like to drink the most flavoursome tea and not sure if the organic can produce as good as flavours as the non organic (seems that uji miyabi is not organic but I really like drinking this tea!

    Would appreciate your thoughts on this please as I have looked up info. on your site but can't find enough info. about re. my questions above.

    Many thanks
    John

    O-Cha.com Staff
    Mar 30, 2016, 13:46

    There are many ways to brew any particular green tea, we give conservative recommendations because many of our customers are first timers at brewing green tea and it is quite easy to over brew and become bitter. Generally speaking, if you brew at a lower temperature you can get away with brewing for a longer time or more leaf. It all depends on your preferences.

    On some minuscule level, probably ALL green tea (and just about any other food or drink) has "some" level of chemical residue remaining in the product. In Japan, green teas must not exceed the same MRI (maximum residue levels) set by by government regulation regardless of whether they are organic or not. When pesticides are used, they are usually applied in the fall before any spring growth has begun and they are usually non-systemic type. Whether you get it from us or not, it is highly unlikely there is any remaining pesticides in non-organic Japanese green tea you are buying. Further, certified organic green teas must use organic fertilizer which takes longer to break down, the factory it is processed in must not process non-organic green teas, etc. There are many green tea producers growing organic-like green tea which cannot be labeled as such due to the strict requirements needed to apply the organic label to it. From a health benefit point of view, I cannot see, nor have I ever come across any study showing that an organic green tea would be any more healthy for you than a non-organic type or vice versa.