Yame Gyokuro Grade 1 is a high quality first flush Gyokuro grown in Yame, Japan. Yame is one of the most important Gyokuro growing regions in Japan, it produces more than half of all Gyokuro teas! Our Yame Gyokuro Grade 1 is treated as a luxury tea for a special occasion. Gyokuro is specialty Japanese tea that is shaded for approximately three weeks. Before harvest the tea trees are covered using old traditional methods with special bamboo tents. Shading produces tea that is theanine-rich, and very aromatic and produces a liquor that is a beautiful shade of green; the flavor is uniquely sweet and delicate, without any astringency!
Our high quality Yame Gyokuro Grade 1 is treated as a luxury for a special occasion because of its rarity and extraordinary taste, aroma and complex characteristics. This is not your every day tea but a tea that should be celebrated with!