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Yame Gyokuro


Score: 4.78. Votes: 18

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
      2015
    • Harvest
      First and/or Shincha
    • Breed
      Yabukita
    • Shading
      Full Shade
    • 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!
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Score: 4.78. Votes: 18
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  • Antti
    Apr 13, 2016, 06:51
    I love this gyokuro a lot! I started with Kamejirushi, which is very highly rated, but found this to be even more to my liking. I'm able to get three delicious infusions from it.
  • Brent Figol
    Feb 29, 2016, 07:53
    I have gyokuro or matcha every morning to get the nutrients of an ingested tea. Not only is this a nice drinking tea, it is also very nice for eating with a little Tamari sauce. Yame is a quality tea at a good price point for daily drinking. I recently tried 7 gyokuros from different vendors and the two purchased from O-Cha are my favourites (This one and their Uji Gyokuro "Kamejirushi")
  • Lucas Holland
    Feb 10, 2016, 21:58
    This is my first Gyokuro so I don't really have anything to compare it to. I will say that it's got a strong umami flavour and appears to be of high quality. I've been drinking this one daily and it's a joy every time.
  • Benjamin Votava
    Jan 22, 2016, 07:05
    One of the best gyokuro I've had- Very sweet and rich flavor typical of this style tea. I get two amazing infusions and then 2 to 3 more enjoyable cups before it starts to die out. For the price this is a stunning tea surpassed only by some of the really really high end teas on this site.
  • Mark Foster
    Aug 26, 2015, 08:49
    A great introduction to gyokuro, this is an attractive lower cost option and lured me in because of it. I did find the brewing to be difficult to get consistent, and that the lower temperature produced great flavor with no bitterness. Terrific flavors and very complex. Advantages: Cost, high complexity for the price Disadvantages: Difficult to brew consistently, lower temperature reduces warming effect and makes for lukewarm tea at most.
  • ALEX GYARMATY
    Jan 13, 2015, 13:02
    5*  Intensely grassy up front with ocean notes, followed by lingering sweetness. Second cup grassiness is not so intense, but nicely balanced with the sweet finish.
  • Georgios Somakos
    Nov 30, 2014, 22:17
    This was my first Gyokuro from O-Cha and made every Gyokuro I had ever tried seem like trash. Practically no bitterness although one must take care by brewing. For me it has the best value/price ratio from all the   O-cha Gyokuro although it lacks in "umami" when compared to the more expensive ones. I always brew at exactly 80C. 70 degrees will result in loss of flavour and 90 degrees bring some bitterness.
  • Nick Hardersen
    Jul 23, 2014, 03:06
    This is a great little gyokuro, and you really can not go wrong with the price. Brilliant for what you get! I can easily get 4 brews out of the same serving. The first cup has lots of umami and is light but still very, very tasty. The second cup is just exploding with flavor, very tasty but very, very strong. Love it! One of the reviewers below said that 135 degrees was the best temperature and I would have to strongly disagree, or at least my taste buds do. The O-cha reccomended brewing temp of 140 is without a doubt the best for the first cup, and then add 10 degrees for each successive steep- and maybe 20 for the last one. I'll definitely be buying this gyokuro again :) 

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