Aroma captivating, taste sublime, and mouthfeel so sensuous, all summoning superlatives as I find myself wanting to hold the rich creamy liquor in my mouth and enjoy every precious drop. The haunting mouthfeel is a gentle tingle and warm caress. Qi is both bright and lively and deeply tranquil. From the first sip this tea is the embodiment of vertical and horizonal sensations fused across time and space evoking the beauty and natural stasis of Lake Imuta.
Saemidori (さえみどり) (Registered as #40 in 1990) is a 1969 cross between Yabukita (やぶきた) and Asatsuyu (あさつゆ) cultivars. Sae-Midori means “clear-green”
The tea will evolve and is ever changing but it is worth starting with the 80c temperature Tyas specifies, which accentuates the watery component, to summon notions of serene fresh waters before experimenting.
Find a rapport with is tea and the reward is a gorgeous sencha, existential and pure. Overdo it and the Umami may, depending on your preferences, prevail over the other complexities.
Dense dew drops summoned,
Yabukita and Asatsuyu fuse,