Kagoshima Sencha Yutaka Midori

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170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 45 sec 6 g 7 oz / 215 ml

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  • “Rich. Delicious. Like a warm bowl of stew on a cold evening. This is a very nice treat, but not like an ice cream, more like filet mignon. Not only this, but it has such a nice aftertaste. This is...” Read full tasting note
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From the first harvest and currently in shincha form, a very special sencha from Kagoshima prefecture located at the southern tip of Japan. Considered by many connoisseurs to be our finest sencha green tea! An exceptionally “green” green tea, we are pleased to be able to offer a green tea of quality to our customers. We urge you to compare this sencha against any of the others available on the internet for that nice emerald green color and wonderful taste. Try some today!

Growing Region: 100% Kagoshima
Year Harvested: 2010
Grown Under: Full Sun
Steaming: Deep
Aroma: Medium
Taste: Medium
Astringency: Medium
Consistency: Thick/Cloudy
Breed: Yutakamidori
Recommended Brew Temp: 170F / 77C
Recommended Brew Time: 45 seconds
Recommended Leaf to Water Ratio: .6g per 1oz (30ml) water
Notes: A legendary green tea, one of our very best

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15 Tasting Notes

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I used 4g of tea in 4 oz. of water…

- steep #1 (68 deg. C, 60 sec.) sweet, chestnut, vegetables, umami…delicious taste…liquid is clear if the kyusu is not shaken during pouring, when I make one “swinging” move, the liquid is not so clear

- steep #2 (71 deg. C, 20 sec.) deep green broth, still sweet taste, grassy taste comming in, still full of umami…fukamushi shincha as good as it gets

- steep #3 (74 deg. C, 45 sec.) a little thinner brew, but still excellent for 3rd brew, thick soup, grassy, some umami still there

- steep #4 (77 deg. C, 80 sec.) this one is quite thinner, but because there is not much bitterness, it’s still enjoyable

Excellent tea, this year (2012) is on par, or even better as the 2010 tea.

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100 tasting notes

Smooth green goodness. Bright first notes – almost citrus, the end is creamy.

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