Organic Handpicked Saemidori Kabusecha

Organic Handpicked Saemidori Kabusecha

Regular price $38.00
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  • 50 grams
  • Single Origin | Single Cultivar
  • Ships from the United States
  • Low stock - 3 items left
  • Inventory on the way
Balancing a bold umami, round body, and refreshing brightness, this kabusecha has a sophisticated structure characteristic of handpicked (tezumi) tea

Cultivar: Saemidori

Region: Kirishima, Kagoshima

Producer: Osada Seicha

Harvested: April 17th, 2023

Elevation: 290m

Shading: 14-20 Days, Jikakabuse

Picking: Handheld Machine

Brewing Instructions

Tea/Water Ratio

3g per 50ml of water
(.11oz per 1.7ozoz)

Water Temperature

60º C (140ºF)

Brewing Time

90 seconds

Meet the Producer

Osada Seicha (おさだ製茶)

Cultivar: Saemidori

Saemidori was registered in 1990, 21 years after it was first bred from a cross between Asatsuyu and Yabukita. With the intent of combining the high-quality taste of Asatsuyu with the high yield and frost resistance of Yabukita, Saemidori is a popular cultivar for sencha, fukamushicha, and gyokuro in the more southern tea producing regions, such as Kagoshima and Fukuoka. With a name meaning ‘clear green’, Saemidori is known for is vibrant colour, high umami, and low astringency

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