Yoshino Tea Garden: Sai no Midori Single Cultivar Sayama Sencha Green Tea

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Size: 100g / 3.5 oz / Spring 2021
JPY ¥2,000

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Family-run tea garden, Yoshino Tea Garden, was one of the first to grow this still new and rare cultivar in Saitama before it was even given the name Sai no Midori. The cultivar takes its DNA from a child plant of Sayama Kaori, and features a rich, strong flavor. 


Steeping Notes

Tea: 5 grams. Time: 60 sec. Water: 70C/175F, 200 ml.

Steep immediately upon second steep, and 30-60 seconds for the third steep.


Product Info

  • Ingredients: Green tea
  • Cultivar: 彩のみどり Sai no Midori
  • Harvest: Spring
  • Region: Hidaka City (Sayama), Saitama


Producer Info

  • Name: Yoshino Tea Garden
  • Type: Family business, farm

The Yoshino family has been farming tea in Sayama, Saitama, for at least 7 generations, and while many farmers cultivate many different cultivars, the current head, Seiichi Yoshino, has made an effort to offer single cultivar sencha to the public. He has also worked on developing his own cultivars, Horai Kincha and Murasaki Kifujin.

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