This is one of three single-cultivar sencha teas produced by Mr. Henta, an organic tea farmer in Kirishima, a region outside of Kagoshima in the south of Japan. This particular tea is a Fukamushi, which means it is steamed for a longer time and it is not shaded prior to harvest. This tea is a mix of first and second harvests and it is grown 230 meters above sea level.
The Saemidori sencha is very sweet and rich in its umami flavor profile. The liquor is thicker and a little bit syrupy, indicating that the theanine is quite high. It is savory but still very sweet.
This package contains 100 grams of green tea.
Steep for 1 minute at 75 degrees C 167 degrees F. Can be steeped 2-3 more times for 20 seconds each