Single-Cultivar Sencha Yutaka Midori LIMITED EDITION

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Origin:Shimada, Shizuoka, Japan


This cultivar’s dependable, abundant yield has given it the name Yutaka Midori, or rich green. It is the result of a cross between two Asatsuyu plants, a previously featured cultivar known for its naturally deep umami without the need of shading. Yutaka Midori leaf has a vibrant green color and makes a brew that is pale yellow-green. It offers a floral fragrance, heavily leaning toward jasmine, and a buttery mouthfeel with notes of fresh summer squash.

Yutaka Midori was first developed in 1934 at the tea research center located in Makurazaki, Kagoshima. Today, it makes up about 30% of all the tea grown in Kagoshima. Yutaka Midori is also the second most widely grown cultivar in Japan, behind Yabukita, at approximately 5% of the country’s yield. This tea, like many others grown in Kagoshima, was shaded before harvest to bring out a fuller aroma and flavor. Yutaka Midori is also often deep-steamed as the umami-forward profile brings out the best of this cultivar.


Hot Brew Preparation

Icon of Tea Leaf 1 Tbsp (5g)
Icon of Water Droplet 10 oz
Icon of Stopwatch 1-2 min
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Cold Brew Preparation


  • Net Weight: 50g
  • Style: Fukamushi (Deep-Steamed)
  • Season: Spring harvest 2021
  • Aroma: Perfumy fragrance marked by a strong note of yomogi mochi with mild floral (jasmine) overtones
  • Liquor: Pale yellow-green
  • Flavor: Bright with predominant flavor of yomogi mochi and summer squash, with a light balancing bitterness
  • Finish: Lightly umami and sweet, no astringency
  • Package: Nitrogen flushed and vacuum sealed in foil bag
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