SAEMIDORI SENCHA | Yabe
Elegant and Soft Full-bodied Flavour, with Sweet Umami Aftertaste
This premium-grade organic Sencha brews an exquisite, non-bitter sweet broth of Umami liquor, with a soft and gentle aroma
Introducing this farmer's most popular Sencha, renowned for its soft and gentle flavour profile. Unlike other teas, this cultivar is specifically crafted to minimize bitterness, ensuring a smooth and pleasant taste. With its refreshing flavour and delicate sweetness that lingers on your palate, this tea is sure to please even the most discerning tea connoisseurs.
The Saemidori cultivar is a result of cross-breeding between Asatsuyu, known for its rich umami flavours reminiscent of natural Gyokuro, and Yabukita, a popular cultivar known for its high crop yield and disease resistance. The name "Saemidori" translates to "clear green" in Japanese, describing its vibrant green colour that is visually appealing and indicative of its quality.
To fully experience the exquisite flavours of this unique tea, we recommend enjoying it through multiple steepings, allowing the flavours to evolve and unfold with each infusion. Discover the pleasure of Saemidori single cultivar sencha and elevate your tea-drinking experience to new heights.
This Sencha comes from a small tea garden operated by husband and wife farmers/producers deep in the mountains of Yabe Village, Fukuoka, Japan. Established by his grandfather, this 3rd generation farm specializes in high-grade mountain-grown Sencha and Gyokuro. The mountainous village, blessed with cool weather, is covered with snow in winter. Due to these conditions, the tea leaves in the mountains bud later than their counterparts on flat lands. Furthermore, there are fewer pests and the tea plants are able to grow without the use of chemicals, leading to the production of natural organic tea leaves.
These farmers have received Japan's highest agricultural prize, and the Minister's Award, three times. They are one of Japan's highly regarded farmers.
Cultivar: Saemidori, single cultivar
Method: JAS organic certification
Origin: Yabe, Fukuoka
Elevation: 650mt above sea level
Harvest: First flush, Spring 2022
Fertilizing: Bokashi fertilizer (hand-picked fermented organic fertilizer)
Steaming: Medium (futsūmushi)
Flavour profile: Rich, round, and vegetal sweet notes, gentle Umami finish
Producer: Harajima family
Content: 20g - 50g