Chiyonoen Tea Garden #01: 2023 Mountain-Grown Single Cultivar Sencha, Saemidori さえみどり

Size: 10g / 0.35 oz / May 2023 / Yunomi sample bag

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A very popular sencha from Chiyonoen, this Saemidori single cultivar sencha will please you as it is very soft and  gentle to the mouth. This cultivar is known for not having much bitterness. In fact, one is sure to be delighted by a combination of refreshing flavor mixed with its sweetness that will spread throughout your mouth. Please enjoy across multiple steeps! 

A note about the cultivar: The Saemidori cultivar is known for its bright green color (in Japanese, Saemidori menas “clear green”). It is a cultivar that was first cross-bred in 1969 between Asatsuyu, the “natural gyokuro” for its rich umami flavors and the popular Yabukita cultivar which balances flavor with great crop yield and resistance to disease. It is a cultivar that has grown in familiarity and has been increasingly liked by Japanese tea lovers. Please enjoy this single-oriign Saemidori sencha from Chiyonoen. 

Product Description

  • Ingredients: Green Tea
  • Net weight: 100 grams, vacuum-packed original bag. 20 grams repacked on demand into Yunomi resealable bag.
  • Cultivar: Saemidori
  • Harvest: Spring
  • Region: Upper mountains of Yabe village, Yame District, Fukuoka, Japan. Altitude about 600 meters.

Steeping Notes

The steeping guidelines below are from Chiyonoen. For more steeping tips including cold steeping and ice steeping, please see Yunomi's steeping guides.

  • General Steeping for 2 persons 
    • Tea: 5g, Time: 60-90 seconds, Water: 80C/176F, 160ml
    • Resteep 3 times
  • Tips for a Pleasant Tea Drinking Experience
    • Pour boiling water into a teacup or cup, leave it for about 2 minutes to cool to around 80 ° C, and then transfer it to a kyusu (Japanese tea pot). Steep for 60 to 90 seconds and it is ready to drink! Pour up to the last drop as the last drops are where the umami resides. 
    • From the 2nd steep, pour the hot water at a higher temperature than the 1st steep and steep for a shorter duration. 
    • Please enjoy the tea up to the third steep.

About the Farm

Chiyonoen Tea Farm is a small tea garden operated by husband and wife farmers Masashi and Eri Harashima deep in the mountains of Yabe Village, Fukuoka, Japan. The 3rd generation farm specializes in high grade mountain-grown sencha and gyokuro. Established by his grandfather and the farm's namesake, Chiyokichi.

Learn more about Chiyonoen Tea Garden

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