Yutaka Midori Sencha

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Score: 4.94. Votes: 35

From the first harvest, a very special sencha from Kagoshima prefecture located at the southern tip of Japan. Kagoshima Sencha Yutaka Midori - Undoubtedly one of our most most popular green teas, this item is definitely a favorite with green tea connoisseurs. This year's version hails from Ei Town. Yutaka Midori is an exceptionally "green" green tea. We urge you to compare this sencha against any of the others available on the internet for it's nice emerald green color, wonderful aroma, and excellent taste. The reviews speak for themselves!

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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% Kagoshima Prefecture
    • Year
    • Harvest
      First and/or Shincha
    • Breed
      Yutaka Midori
    • Shading
      Full Sun
    • Steaming
    • Color
      Deep Green
    • Aroma
    • Taste
    • Astringency
    • Clarity
    • First infusions per Pkg
    • 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 legendary green tea, one of our very best
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  • Marina Smith
    Mar 14, 2017, 08:53
    This is a very good tea. I do wish it was organic since I would buy it more often. A nice smooth taste.....
  • Nedzelskaya Olga
    Nov 29, 2016, 00:54
    Good tea with mild taste, very quiet and easy to brew. Just make sure you get correct temperature and time. Leafs broken on small pieces, so tea is not clear. Great for everyday use.
  • Matej Ostir
    Jun 6, 2016, 15:30
    Great tea, with lots of umami, but little too much astringent for my taste (have to be careful when brewing).
  • Mike Shepherd
    Apr 19, 2016, 02:45
    This is the best tasting and freshest Sencha I have found so far - and I've tried many! It is very flavorful with rich grassy notes.
  • Tory Davis
    Mar 14, 2016, 23:41
    Excellent tea! I always find myself coming back to order more. It's pretty easy to brew, I like it around 150deg for about 30s for the first steep, then about 10s for the second.
  • Oliver Frank
    Mar 5, 2016, 03:41
    Same high quality as Kagoshima Sencha Sae Midori. Highly to be recommended! Triple AAA
  • Mate Zec
    Mar 4, 2016, 06:11
    Much has been said already about how good this tea is -- I can only add that, in my opinion, it deserves every bit of praise that it gets. Lush, flavourful, wonderful tea.
  • Chakranant Na Songkhla
    Feb 13, 2016, 02:08
    This is my best favourite tea in this store. I bought Kagoshima Sencha Yutaka Midori for more than 10 times. Never disappoint in this tea.


Product questions

  • Manfred Müller
    May 14, 2016, 05:55

    I am thinking about buying this shincha. Do you have certificates about test for radiation in shincha teas? I could not find them on the webpage.

    Kevin Moore
    May 14, 2016, 16:45

    We used to carry certificates for the first 4 years after the disasters. However, unsafe levels of radiation were never found in any green tea from Southern Japan where this and most of our teas are produced. It is no long necessary for us to keep supplying certificates for non-existent radiation issues. Regardless, Japanese teas are still tested yearly by the Japanese government and private agencies. If there is ever an issue where radiation is found in Japanese green tea, we would resume posting test results. Until that time, we no longer post radiation certificates for any of our green teas.

  • Lucas Holland
    Apr 29, 2016, 19:17


    I just received this tea, thanks your great service as usual. I'm wondering if there's any way of telling whether I did really get the 2016 shincha version of this tea (maybe something on the packaging?).


    Kevin Moore
    Apr 29, 2016, 19:18


    Look for the sticker in Japanese with this characters: ”新茶” (Shincha)

  • Oliver Frank
    Feb 29, 2016, 08:27


    I have bought this tea and also the Kagoshima Sencha Sae Midori. I think both of these teas are great! I wondered what's the difference between the two teas? For me they seem almost the same - just great! :-)

    Kevin Moore
    Feb 29, 2016, 14:27

    Both of these green teas are considered deep steamed but to different degrees - the Sae Midori is greener in color, very cloudy, more deeply steamed, but less aromatic than Yutaka Midori. Sae Midori is also much easier to brew and it is not as astringent. The Yutaka Midori is not quite as green in color, however it is more aromatic, has more flavor, and is bolder.

  • Alex Bevis
    Dec 9, 2015, 06:35

    Is the recommended brewing temperature the temperature of the water prior to pouring into the kyusu or after pouring into the kyusu? i.e. if the recommended temperature is 170F should you pour 170F water into the pot or use hotter water so that the final temperature in the pot is 177F.

    Kevin Moore
    Dec 10, 2015, 05:23

    The recommended brewing temperature is the temperature after pouring into the kyushu.  So you should compensate by using hotter water than the recommended temperature, and first pour into either your teacups (which will pre-warm them) and or also into your teapot before adding tea to drop the temperature. If the recommended brew temperature is 170 F, you should start with water around 180 F or even a bit higher.  How much pre-heating of the teacups and teapot depends on the type of tea, the kinds and sizes of the vessels, your starting temperature. Each time you transfer the hot water from one vessel to another the temperature will drop by about 10 degrees.  It's often a good idea for beginners to use a thermometer during each step so they can get an idea of what is occurring. Pouring 180 F water into a cold teapot will drop the temperature by at least 10 F, perhaps more. This is probably the trickiest part of making the perfect cup of green tea and it takes practice to perfect it.

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