The Fujimidori Tea Cultivar

Fujimidori (ふじみどり), meaning “Fuji green”, is an unregistered and one of the lesser grown Japanese tea cultivars.

I didn’t find much information about it online.

My main reason for writing about it is that I actually have a sample of it. Here’s the review.

History of Fujimidori

This is one of the cultivars with serial number 7000, such as Shizu-7132.

The mother plants were from the Yabukita cultivar, but the father plants for this series are unknown.

Fujimidori was originally known as Shizu-7224. It received its name in 1962 because it had a unique aroma and flavor.

Since the first Japanese cultivars were officially registered in 1953, Fujimidori is quite old.

Characteristics of Fujimidori

Fujimidori is a slightly late budding cultivar with thick leaves.

It is meant for sencha production.

As a sencha, its flavor is vegetal and rich in umami.



  1. Mei
    November 3, 2020

    There is also a Fujimidori cultivar from Hoshino. I was told it is different from the Shizuoka one. I tried a shincha earlier this year. I have never tried the Shizuoka one, so I wouldn’t know the differences. But maybe we can compare notes. 😄

    1. Ricardo Caicedo
      November 3, 2020

      Hi Mei, thank you for your comment.

      Yes, while I was researching online I came across that one. They are different, although the name is the same.

      I would love to try the shincha that you tasted.


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