Kagoshima Sencha Yutaka Midori

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Butter, Grass, Spinach, Vanilla, Vegetal, Fruity, Seaweed, Umami, Asparagus
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170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 45 sec 5 g 6 oz / 176 ml

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  • “It’s shincha, baby! Woo! Guh. The smell kills me. So awesome. Faintly buttery, green, thick. It makes my mouth water. I’m seriously not one for much prep work with tea making because I’m...” Read full tasting note
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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
  • “On my Oregon adventure, I shared this tea as a special delicacy with my wonderful hosts and friends. The emerald, graceful, silky infusions were like little keys, sip by sip turning the lock of...” 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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I am reviewing the 2016 version of this tea which I still would say is fairly fresh like the rest of my Shincha. I would say this one is my favorite is has a really nice balanced flavor, vegetal and grassy with a mouthwatering sweet finish. Along with some mellow umami flavors and a tad of astringency.

Out of all of the ones I tried I found this to be my favorite and most memorable tea, one that I will for sure be buying more of in the future.

Flavors: Fruity, Grass, Seaweed, Umami, Vegetal

180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec 4 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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Just got the 2014 shincha yutaka midori last week and it is quite amazing. So incredibly fresh and flavorful. It is a shame that they are already sold out of it. I have had the normal sencha version as well and it is just as good. I’ve found that to get the best flavor, use about a teaspoon and a half in 170 degrees for the first two steeps, then much higher for the third. You won’t be disappointed!

170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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

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