Sencha green tea leaves from Japan

MAIKI

Premium Sencha

MAIKI
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A premium sencha with a subtle umami balanced with delicate astringency and slight bitterness, with hints of wildflowers and water chestnut.

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Description

A blend of Yabukita and Sae-Midori cultivars, this exceptional sencha made by Koga cha gyo is served onboard a luxury cruise train in Kyushu to showcase the wonderful quality and taste of Yame tea.

As soon as you open its bag, a mouthwatering combination of milk, steamed edamame and toasted pine nut scents will greet you. In your cup, you will enjoy its vibrant green hue and light-bodied liquor. The subtle umami and consistent sweetness of this sencha are particularly enjoyable as they are highlighted by a slight hint of astringency.

For more details and steeping recommendations, feel free to read the in-depth review prepared by our tea taster Alex.

Food Pairing

This tea can be enjoyed by itself or paired with a grilled or raw sweet corn salad tossed with fresh stone fruit such as peaches or nectarines. You can also enjoy this tea with a steamed and lightly salted edamame or a small bowl of Goma-ae, a traditional Japanese side dish.


Information

Net Weight: 100g
Harvest: 2022
Origin: 100% Japanese tea from Yame
Quality and type: Premium Sencha
Organic: No
Cultivars: Yabukita, Sae-Midori
Conservation: 1 year unopened
Optimal tasting: within 6 weeks after opening

Producer Information

KUMIKO KOGA

Koga Kumiko san represents the fourth generation at her family business KOGACHA GYO in Yame, Fukuoka. Working alongside her mother, president of the company, and her father, director of operations, she is a tea instructor.

Dedicated to lead her company through the challenges of the green tea industry in the 21st century, she is in charge of overseas sales. She also travels around the world to give tea seminars to introduce Yame green tea to foreign tea lovers.


What Customers say

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IG
01/28/2023
Isabelle G.
France France

Maiki

I love this tea, it's one of my favorites

JB
06/18/2022
Jake B.

MAIKI

Delicate and balanced, with vegetal and malty notes, and a subtle sweetness. Very easy to drink, yet also refined. For me, though, the best aspect of this sencha is its aroma, particularly when brewed at higher temperatures. There's something in it that I can't quite catch — a hint of smoke, perhaps?

PO
05/01/2022
Pamela O.

MAIKI

A Superstar among many star teas. I've ordered 15 Ikkyu teas and 7 are on my must reorder list, including Maiki. Besides the wonderful taste, what pushes Maiki to Superstar status for me is: 1) the beautiful green color - so lovely in my white Corelle mug; 2) Maiki has a mild but distinctive mood elevating effect - quite unique in my experience, dating back to 1969 when I was enrolled in tea ceremony school.

N
03/30/2022
NihonchaLover

MAIKI

Great Sencha, indeed great umami in the first steeping and green / grass as well. Do you fancy some Saemidori? Try this tea!

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12/31/2021
iriska2903

MAIKI

Full of flavour Really good tea, deep flavour, don’t need too much to make a whole pot. Plenty of umami and freshly cut grass.

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