Yame Gyokuro
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      Yame Gyokuro

      Experience the exceptional quality of our select, first-flush Yame Gyokuro, a premium green tea cultivated in Yame, Japan—a region renowned for producing over 50% of all Japan's gyokuro. This tea is a true gem, offering remarkable value that our customers consistently praise. Its pricing, considered a bargain for its high quality, makes it an accessible option for those looking to explore the rich flavors of gyokuro without compromising on excellence.

      Gyokuro's distinctive cultivation under shade prior to harvesting enhances its vibrant green color and intensifies its naturally sweet flavor. Mastering the art of brewing this tea is key to unlocking its full potential, offering a tea experience that could become a lifelong passion. We encourage you to follow our detailed brewing instructions tailored specifically for gyokuro, different from those used for sencha, to ensure a perfect cup every time: How to Brew Gyokuro - Step-by-Step Instructions!

      Available in 100-gram packages, our Yame Gyokuro is ready to introduce you to the profound depth and sweet richness that only a top-tier gyokuro can offer. Discover why this tea is not just a drink, but a journey into the art of Japanese tea.

      Score: 4.78 (votes: 40)
      Reviews: 33
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      • ¥3,000 JPY
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        • SKU
          16366-MY
        • Shipping Weight
          110 g
      • Loose Leaf
        • Ease of Brewing
          Somewhat Difficult - May take some practice to get it perfect.
        • Net Weight
          100 g / 3.52 oz
        • Growing Region
          Yame
        • Year
          2024
        • Harvest
          First and/or Shincha
        • Breed
          Yabukita
        • Shading
          Full Shade (Gyokuro / Matcha)
        • Steaming
          Light
        • Color
          Green
        • Aroma
          Medium
        • Taste
          Sweet
        • Astringency
          Mild
        • Clarity
          Clear
        • First infusions per Pkg
          12
        • Organic
          No
        • Leaf (dry weight grams) to Water (1 fl oz / 30 ml) Ratio (recommended)
          1.2 g to 1 oz/30 ml
        • Brew Temp (℃/℉ - recommended )
          60℃ (140℉)
        • Brew Time (Seconds)
          150-180
        • Notes
          Pre-heat all vessels, brew with care!

      Product questions

      • Wilbert Eguchi
        Nov 10, 2021, 07:20

        Can you please tell us when these various products were harvested? This will give the buyers a better idea of the freshness of the teas. Or, maybe give us an idea of how long you keep the sealed bags in stock. I really appreciate your help, and your teas have all been excellent.
        Thank you so much!
        wil eguchi

        Kevin Moore
        Nov 10, 2021, 13:31

        It shows on each produce description the year it was harvested, and that's nearly always only one time per year in late April. Because we are located at the source (Japan), we only order teas as we sell them in small batches. When we order them from our growers, they then pull from cold storage and package the teas. Usually the teas are in the packages for less than 2 weeks from the time you order them.

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      • Donny Payne
        Jun 18, 2020, 13:49
        I have purchased 3 of these so far, and O-Cha has the best green tea you can buy in the world. Don't take my word for it, get you an amazing shiboridashi from this website and make some gyokuro for yourself.
      • Melanie Durette
        Sep 29, 2017, 04:03
        This one is such a treat at an affordable price!
      • aspi
        Aug 9, 2017, 01:42
        This is awesome sweet easy to brew gyokuro. After first cup I felt growing peace in me with the odour of old tea rituals. Second and third cup brought inspiration and even cups from third infusion had a lot to say with strong taste. Pefect tea.
      • Kat
        Jul 25, 2017, 19:10
        Surprisingly easy to brew (for a gyokuro, that is!). The taste develops gradually and lingers for long. Lighter than some other gyokuros I've tried, which makes it especially good if you're looking for a daily tea with a twist. Overall, good value for money.
      • TECUNUMAN GARCIA
        May 27, 2017, 00:38
        WOW, I am just going to right the same review I did for Shirakawa because I feel the same about both teas. I am so Happy to have found O-Cha online, I use to live in Japan for five years back in the 90's, and how i missed that local green tea. Since then I have buying Gyokuro from Teavana, and let me tell you, once I got my Yame tea, talk about night and day difference. I am not sure where Teavana gets there green tea, but from now on I would rather and will get my tea straight from the source. The taste is just phenomenal. O-Cha has a customer for life. Oh and one thing, the shipping had me at a surprise, it super fast from Japan, very very Happy.
      • John McDougall
        Apr 18, 2017, 01:10
        I have tried lots of alternatives like Oku midori sencha, and some other Gyokuros. Gyokuro is consistent and Yame is perfect for me. Lots of flavor. One higher end one I tried that matybe the same price for a third of the amount seemed too light for me. I like some color and "beef" to it. Yame is my daily tea and no longer trying others lol.
      • Martin
        Apr 3, 2017, 21:32
        This is without any doubt my favourite gyokuro for everyday use. Not a ceremonial or competition grade, but drinking a competition grade tea everyday quite misses the purpose, doesn't it? This gyokuro taste and aroma are very typically refreshing and satisfying at the same time. It is visually very charming tea – both dry and wet leaves, the infusion similarly.
      • Áron Macsicza
        Mar 22, 2017, 06:39
        Good quality gyokuro, great price/quality ratio. Apparently this is not a competition grade tea but it gives you the typically sweetish very pleasant"gyokuroesque" liquor and does not break the bank at the same time. I will definitely buy it again!

      Experience the exceptional quality of our select, first-flush Yame Gyokuro, a premium green tea cultivated in Yame, Japan—a region renowned for producing over 50% of all Japan's gyokuro. This tea is a true gem, offering remarkable value that our customers consistently praise. Its pricing, considered a bargain for its high quality, makes it an accessible option for those looking to explore the rich flavors of gyokuro without compromising on excellence.

      Gyokuro's distinctive cultivation under shade prior to harvesting enhances its vibrant green color and intensifies its naturally sweet flavor. Mastering the art of brewing this tea is key to unlocking its full potential, offering a tea experience that could become a lifelong passion. We encourage you to follow our detailed brewing instructions tailored specifically for gyokuro, different from those used for sencha, to ensure a perfect cup every time: How to Brew Gyokuro - Step-by-Step Instructions!

      Available in 100-gram packages, our Yame Gyokuro is ready to introduce you to the profound depth and sweet richness that only a top-tier gyokuro can offer. Discover why this tea is not just a drink, but a journey into the art of Japanese tea.

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