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Sencha Sae Akari


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Sae Akari, meaning "Clear Light," is the child of one of our most popular previous cultivars, Sae Midori. The Sae was kept from its parent and the latter half given because it grows well under the brightness, akari, of the sun. Expect a sweet, vegetal aroma reminiscent of chestnuts, sweet potato, and edamame. When brewed, the liquor is a subdued yellowish green with a strong umami providing the backbone to its earthy and vegetal notes that wander towards grassy.

This vintage 2021 tea was grown by Kawashima-san in the southwest highlands of Shizuoka. This far has been in operation since 1921 and is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year! His tea is grown in well-draining soils found on the mountainous slopes of the region with an average elevation of 450-600 ft (150-200m). One of his farming secrets is making his own liquid fertilizer to encourage the health of endemic microbes in the soil.

This carefully crafted and traditionally steam-processed sencha is a quality tea that stands up to repeated steepings. Use 1 teaspoon (3g) dried leaves per 6 ounces of spring water heated to 170-180°, steeping for 3 minutes.
  • Model: G-SSA-1

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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 01 May, 2021.