Yame Gyokuro

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Score: 4.82. Votes: 28
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A "select", high quality first-flush gyokuro grown in Yame, Japan. Over 50% of all gyokuro grown in Japan comes from Yame. We probably priced Yame Gyokuro a little too low, this tea is priced at a bargain for what it is and which customer reviews seem to confirm. Gyokuro is shade grown before harvesting, giving it a greener color and sweeter taste. Once you learn to make it properly, you wil be hooked for life! Make sure to read our brewing instructions, as it is brewed differently than sencha: How to Brew Gyokuro - Step-by-Step Instructions!

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  • Weight
    110 g
  • SKU
    16366
  • Loose Leaf
    • Ease of Brewing
      Somewhat Difficult - May take some practice to get it perfect.
    • Net Weight
      100 g / 3.52 oz
    • Growing Region
      100% Yame
    • Year
      2016
    • 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
    • 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!
Customer reviews
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Score: 4.82. Votes: 28
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  • 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!
  • Stephanie Lundgren
    Mar 17, 2017, 10:58
    I love this gyokuro. Grassy taste, incredible aroma and visually appealing. I always come back for more and every morning I look forward to my first sip.
  • George Koupiaris
    Mar 5, 2017, 15:52
    Definitely a great Gyokuro which has a nice balance of quality for price. I've tried the some of the other Gyokuro offered, but this one has been my favorite so far.
  • Bennett Hall
    Feb 16, 2017, 09:13
    Clean gyokuro. Very fresh. On the lighter side though, and I'm more of a fan of stronger gyokuro. Will probably hunt for another one. I had read great things about Yame gyokuro. It was still worth the try I think.
  • Toby Klinger
    Feb 1, 2017, 03:35
    Excellent quality, slightly grassy, yet crisp and refreshing.
  • Justin Earnest
    Nov 12, 2016, 00:40
    Great introduction to Gyokuro! I love it. It's a great tea and has a bold flavor. Brew time and temperature is tricky but when you get it right, delicious! This little buzz that I get from this tea is nice an clear. 1 tsp seems to be about the right amount where I feel energized but not jittery. I definitely recommend this tea if you like Gyokuro and are looking for a descent priced option.

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