Sencha is the great sun grown tea of Japan. There are two primary forms of sencha: asamushi (lightly steamed) and fukamushi (heavily steamed). The difference between the two is that asamushi sencha tends to be lighter with a hint of sweetness, whereas fukamushi sencha is stronger tasting, has more body, is more savory, and more brothy.
Sae Midori Sencha is a very special fukamushi sencha. It is a hybrid of the yabukita cultivar and the asatsuyu cultivar. The yabukita cultivar is the most popular cultivar used in Japan for its good taste, disease resistance, and productivity. The asatsuyu cultivar is an old cultivar used for gyokuro, which is the highest grade of green tea found in Japan. The combination of the two creates a truly unique tea that is smoother, sweeter and more flavorful than the ordinary fukamuski sencha without sacrificing the body or brothiness of the liquor.