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Saemidori Matcha | さえみどり抹茶



Packaging Size: 20g Tin

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About Saemidori Matcha | さえみどり抹茶

Description: 100% Saemidori from Uji is rare to come by and we are thrilled to have sourced this wonderful matcha. Saemidori is balanced with a light body and pleasing gentle finish. Most often used for blending, Saemidori is a cultivar that lends a beautiful green hue and balanced freshness to blends. When consumed on its own it conveys a gentle sweetness. For those new to matcha or desiring a lighter bodied offering We wholeheartedly recommend this one of a kind Matcha.

What is so special about this tea? Single cultivar matcha is still incredibly rare to find in the consumer market place. Due to the wonderful relationship we have cultivated with the producer, several kilograms a year are made available to us. Uji Matcha is known for its depth of fragrance and unrivaled color - and Saemidori delivers on both accounts. We were excited to add this to the catalog as it provides a lighter side of Uji without the sharpness or astringency sometimes associated with less umami rich Uji Matcha.

Recommended for: A lighter take on Uji Matcha



Notes on Production

Single Grower | Single Producer | Single Cultivar

Pinnacle grade, 100% Saemidori Matcha. Synthetic Shading 25+ days, hand harvested.

Cultivars: Saemidori



Tasting Notes

Sweet Grass | Creamy Texture | Fresh and Light


Origin

Uji, Japan



Brewing Instructions


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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
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Justin
A Truly Special Matcha

I’m a daily matcha drinker, and this is the highest quality matcha I’ve tried. This was my first single cultivar matcha, and it’s a fascinating and enjoyable experience. Virtually no bitterness, and the umami and sweetness are certainly present. There’s a flavor reminiscent of seaweed or vegetable broth, but it’s also far more complex than that. The flavor took me a couple of tastings to get used to, but now I enjoy it more and more each time I try it! Definitely will be trying more of Kettl’s single cultivar offerings.

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C.
Accurate description!

The tasting notes: "Sweet Grass, Creamy Texture, Fresh and Light" are very accurate! Very pleasant taste and clear sweetness and lightness. Overall a delight to try!

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Elliot Sabag

Best Matcha Ever... Highly recommend!

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Varenza
Fresh, but disliked the sweetness

As always, I love how fresh the matcha is. The blend is on the light side (coming from Hibiki/Kiwami), while I can taste the sweetness (which is the distinctive feature of this matcha), the tea tastes and smells a bit more herbal than I would like. This is my 5th kettl matcha that I've tried so far. It's probably my least favorite

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Grassy Notes
A Must Try For Matcha Lovers

The description on the website couldn't be more true. This blend is light, has a lovely yet gentle sweetness, is well rounded and has a pleasant aroma. If you often find umami rich matchas to be a bit intense, this is the blend for you. The astringency was super light and so it was a total pleasure to drink this blend as a traditional matcha without any additives. I highly recommend giving this blend a try. Not only is it delicious, but it also provides good education for understanding how tea plants are blended to create different matcha flavors.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
86%
(6)
0%
(0)
14%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
J
Justin
A Truly Special Matcha

I’m a daily matcha drinker, and this is the highest quality matcha I’ve tried. This was my first single cultivar matcha, and it’s a fascinating and enjoyable experience. Virtually no bitterness, and the umami and sweetness are certainly present. There’s a flavor reminiscent of seaweed or vegetable broth, but it’s also far more complex than that. The flavor took me a couple of tastings to get used to, but now I enjoy it more and more each time I try it! Definitely will be trying more of Kettl’s single cultivar offerings.

C
C.
Accurate description!

The tasting notes: "Sweet Grass, Creamy Texture, Fresh and Light" are very accurate! Very pleasant taste and clear sweetness and lightness. Overall a delight to try!

E
Elliot Sabag

Best Matcha Ever... Highly recommend!

V
Varenza
Fresh, but disliked the sweetness

As always, I love how fresh the matcha is. The blend is on the light side (coming from Hibiki/Kiwami), while I can taste the sweetness (which is the distinctive feature of this matcha), the tea tastes and smells a bit more herbal than I would like. This is my 5th kettl matcha that I've tried so far. It's probably my least favorite

G
Grassy Notes
A Must Try For Matcha Lovers

The description on the website couldn't be more true. This blend is light, has a lovely yet gentle sweetness, is well rounded and has a pleasant aroma. If you often find umami rich matchas to be a bit intense, this is the blend for you. The astringency was super light and so it was a total pleasure to drink this blend as a traditional matcha without any additives. I highly recommend giving this blend a try. Not only is it delicious, but it also provides good education for understanding how tea plants are blended to create different matcha flavors.