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Otsuka Saemidori | Green Tea

  • Loose leaf Otsuka Saemidori Japanese green tea
  • Steeped cup Otsuka Saemidori Japanese green tea

Otsuka Saemidori | Green Tea
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Savory aromatics of homemade broth. Clean, clear yellow-green liquor gives a light, satin-like texture. Sweet, fresh vegetal character balanced with a slight bitterness similar to radishes/turnips. Great tea for the buck!

“Sae” = bright, “midori” = green.  Saemidori was officially recognized in 1991 and is a combination of the Asatsuyu and Yabukita cultivars. This 2021 lot was made by our friends at the Otsuka Green Tea Co. and comes from Miyazaki region. It’s a “nakamushicha” (medium-steamed sencha) to give it more brothy depth than lightly steamed sencha, but not steamed too much so the leaves are left intact and therefore a lighter mouthfeel, unlike fukamushicha (deep steamed sencha).

Ingredients: green tea

Steeping Instructions

3 grams | 8 oz water | 175°F | Steep 3 min. 

Number of Cups

2 oz makes 19 cups, 4 oz makes 38 cups, 1 lb makes 151 cups

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