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Gyokuro from Yame city

Posted by Harumi Oshitani on

Yame city, Fukuoka prefecture produces high quality of green tea and is famous with especially cultivating gyokuro, the finest grade of Japanese tea.

Our supplier is located in cool climate area on 600m above sea level. It has short daylight hours and a significant temperature fluctuation between day and night. These conditions make the growth of new buds slow and let leaves hold umami component longer. That is why leaves grown in mountainous area tend to have more umami and sweetness.  

This premium green tea is characterized by deep umami and sweetness as well as mild astringent aroma. In addition, shading from direct sun light for 20 days before picking helps to produce more theanine, an amino acid that enhances umami. 

Gyokuro is sometimes referred as a green tea espresso. In order to brew three cups of this tea, 10g of tea leaves and only 60ml of warm water is required. 

To view gyokuro in our collection, please click the following link.