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Kagoshima Sencha Yutaka Midori


Score: 5.00. Votes: 26

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. 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
    16511
  • Loose Leaf
    • Ease of Brewing
      Medium - Brew w/ care
    • Net Weight
      100 g / 3.52 oz
    • Growing Region
      100% Kagoshima Prefecture
    • Year
      2015
    • Harvest
      First and/or Shincha
    • Breed
      Yutaka Midori
    • Shading
      Full Sun
    • Steaming
      Deep
    • Color
      Deep Green
    • Aroma
      Medium
    • Taste
      Grassy
    • Astringency
      Medium
    • Clarity
      Thick/Cloudy
    • 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 )
      77℃ (170℉)
    • Brew Time (Seconds)
      45-60
    • Notes
      A legendary green tea, one of our very best
Customer reviews
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Score: 5.00. Votes: 26
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  • Catherine Fitzgibbons
    Feb 9, 2016, 00:47
    This tea is nice and mild, not bitter. It has a slightly sweet, milder flavor and a brilliant green color. You can smell the fresh tea as soon as you open the bag. The tea leaves are soft and brilliant green, full of vitamins. This tea is great for breakfast, a healthy, mild and satisfying start to the day.
  • Marco Barluzzi
    Jul 3, 2015, 02:15
    As everyone says it's very good, fresh and delicate. You can brew it many times and every one is as good as the first one; probably the second one is my favourite. I think I prefer colder water than suggested, around 70°, but if the teapot is cold it can happen I use hotter water too. Advantages: Good for all day  Disadvantages: A little expensive maybe, but not too much after all
  • David Britton
    Jun 7, 2015, 22:27
    Very fresh scent, a brewed cup has a very deep green color and the taste is superb - very smooth and fresh when brewed properly.  This has always been my favorite Japanese green tea and this year continues that tradition.  It does take some care in brewing.  I tried 158 and 175 degrees with excellent results but I did have to reduce the amount of leaf from what I normally use.  I found that less leaf and a little longer  brew time gave the best results and most pleasant and smooth taste.  This tea is also excellent when cold brewed in the refrigerator with spring water.  I get four infusions when brewed cold. Advantages: An excellent tea when brewed hot or cold. An exceptional value at the current price  Disadvantages: Not the easiest tea to brew, but well worth the effort to get it right
  • Jonathan Wills
    May 17, 2015, 18:54
    I love this Sencha tea. It was so fresh when it came out of the package that the leaves were still soft to the spoon. Most tea will make a little rustle noise or be a little dry, not this, it was still moist and fresh and green. My first 32 ounce kettle that I steeped of this was super. It was a green color with a good flavor and good thickness. The sencha was very energizing yet mild enough that I could drink it all day. My second steep was a mix color of green and yellow. Still good and to be honest this tea's second steep is as good as most lesser tea's first steep! I have done a third and fourth steep before, but those definitely begin to lose the character that makes these tea so wonderful.  So in short, I think this is the best Sencha I have tried, however I have only tried two from O-cha and about two dozen from local stores, three from local tea shops.  Kagashima Sencha is definitely a class above all of them though and I would say if you like green tea I doubt you would be disappointed in this tea.
  • Nick Hardersen
    May 11, 2015, 04:34
    2015 shincha is fantastic. Enough said.
  • ALEX GYARMATY
    Jan 13, 2015, 13:12
    5 Stars, my favorite. Rich, very green and sweet. Second infusion has different profile, but every bit as satisfying as the first. 
  • Roni Muench
    Nov 13, 2014, 08:27
    Very good. I have never purchased green tea from any store, even high end, that compares to the products I have tried from this site.  Even the less expensive tea bags surpassed other products.
  • Matjaz Divjak
    Aug 25, 2014, 20:30
    Fantastic tea, one of the best Japanese green teas (for my taste). Very intense, with strong grassy, floral/fruity and umami notes. Thick, cloudy, vibrant green liquid (fukamushi style). For first steep, I usually use 5 grams of tea in 60 deg C water for 40 seconds. 20 - 25 seconds for the second steep, 45 - 50 for third.

Product questions

  • 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.

    O-Cha.com Staff
    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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