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Sencha: Okumidori

Sencha: Okumidori


40 g / 1.41 oz
contains 10 servings

  • Product Information

    Okumidori sencha tea leaves are plucked in the First Flush (first harvest of the year) in Wazuka, Kyoto. The tea leaves are covered for 7 days.

    To increase the umami taste, the tea leaves are covered with black fabric for 7 days and grown with bean-based organic fertilizers. The tea accounts for only 2% of the total tea production in Japan.

    Sencha Production Process:
    After harvesting the specific tea leaves, the leaves are immediately steamed and dried to prevent them from getting fermented/oxidized (which would turn the tea into black tea). The dried tea leaves are rolled into tight twists to reduce moisture in the tea leaves to produce the final loose-leaf tea product.


    Caffeine: 12 mg
    Catechin/Theanin: 0.042 g
    Vitamin C: 3.6 mg
    (per serving)

  • Characteristics

    Okumidori gives a well balanced taste of umami and bitterness in this sencha. There is a natural sweetness in Okumidori. The tea has a deep jade green color.

  • Instructions

    Each serving uses 4 g of loose-leaf tea mixed with 150-180 mL (3/4 cup). The tea can be brewed multiple times which will result in slightly different flavors.

    First brew: use 60˚C water and brew for 2 min
    Second brew: use 70˚C water and brew for 5 sec (yes, seconds)
    Third brew: use 80˚C water and brew for 10 sec
    Fourth brew: use 100˚C water and brew for 10 sec



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