Yutaka Midori Sencha

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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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  • Shipping 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
      2017
    • 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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4.93 (Votes: 42)
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  • Vijay Harilela
    Jul 28, 2017, 12:40
    Top quality tea and worth every penny.
  • Frédéric Jouan
    Jul 20, 2017, 15:16
    The greatest green tea we've tested!
  • Mark Ross
    Jun 22, 2017, 11:53
    I decided to splurge and get Yutaka Midori Shincha, and I have to say: this tea really is something special. I'm still relatively new to Japanese greens, but this is one of the most impressive ones I've had (the fact that it's not far and away the best is a testimony to the quality of all O-Cha's teas!). The umami quality is very nice, as are the vegetal notes; it's like drinking a warm early summer's day where the sun has come out after a rainfall. It's not the easiest to brew, and will become bitter if the leaf is off just a little bit, so measure carefully. I highly recommend this tea!
  • Jim Hargrave
    Jun 20, 2017, 09:12
    This is a strong medium/deep steamed tea. I brew it at 165F or else it was a bit too bitter for my taste. Love brewing this with my new fukamushi teapot from O-Cha!
  • Fauntleroy
    Jun 1, 2017, 02:08
    The scent that emerges from the opened bag is awesome. And so is the flavour of the tea. A deep green cup, light sweetness, very aromatic and good umami. At the right temperature (not more than 60°C) there's not much adstringency and the little that is there adds up formidably to the excellent taste.
  • Ivo Zubović
    May 8, 2017, 18:26
    Very aromatic and flavorful sencha. The astringency/bitterness is moderate, so you can play with brew strength until you get that perfect balance. It is my favorite sencha up to this date.
  • 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.

Product questions

  • Mi Cla
    May 30, 2017, 08:12

    What sencha would you recommend for a cold brew for ice tea?

    I also want to add peppermint tea to this ice tea.
    Do you recommend I brew the peppermint separately and then add it to the end mixture?
    Or can I add peppermint tea leaves to the cold brew along with the green tea leaves?
    I hope this is not too confusing.

    Thank you very much for your time!
    Mi

    Kevin Moore
    May 30, 2017, 12:14

    Hi,

    We don't recommend you mix our green tea with other types of leaves, they have totally different brew parameters. If you want to brew cold like this, I would recommend our green tea bag products.

  • Manfred Müller
    May 14, 2016, 05:55

    Hello!
    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.
    thanks!
    Manny

    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

    Hi,

    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?).

    Thanks!

    Kevin Moore
    Apr 29, 2016, 19:18

    Hi,

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

  • Oliver Frank
    Feb 29, 2016, 08:27

    Hi!

    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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