Sorry for the confusion, the current version is not "LE", I accidentally left that description in there from an earlier use. Forget "LE", my mistake.
This year's YM is from the same supplier as last year, but it's a different version. I really wanted to go back to the "classic" supplier but although it was also very good, I didn't think it was as good this year as the one I selected. The classic was sweeter, it was good, but the version I picked was more flavorful and aromatic. Worse case, I carry them both later. I've tried no less than 10 different Yutaka Midori samples here, there is a very large quality range out there now. The people I buy from know I go with the best I can find first, and loyalty to a particular vendor comes second. This probably differentiates me from a regular Japanese buyer, but that's how I roll. At this stage I can't say if this year's will be better or not as good as previous versions - I'll let the customer decide that.
By the way,it is a good year quality-wise for Shizuoka tea. I don't carry any "yet", still waiting for a clear road on that but it's being sold here in Japan almost as if nothing ever happened and the reviews are good.