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Yame Koga Gyokuro

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Cultivar: Saemidori
Elevation: 250m
Harvest: May 20, 2020

Gyokuro ("jade dew") is the most prestigious and rare shade-grown green tea from Japan. This year we selected two teas from the Yame region: one from Hoshino and one from Koga. Koga Gyokuro really evokes the classic character of the Yame region. Yame teas are said to be elegant and reminiscent of refreshing and invigorating mountain forestry air. In this selection from Koga, we taste the fresh mountain character as well as spring dew, oceanic salinity and savory sweet umami with notes of evergreen and water chestnut. These aromatic points provide a lovely contrast to the medium level of umami depth. This tea is more clear and fresh with slight briskness and mountain character when compared to other gyokuro selections.


Yame City, Fukuoka Prefecture Japan

Tasting Notes

Spring dew, oceanic salinity and sweet umami with notes of evergreen and water chestnut


Green Tea


Leaf Amount
7 grams | 1 tbsp
Water Amount
5 ounces
Water Temperature
Steep Time
20 seconds

Traditional Preparation

Add 1 tbsp (7g) tea to a small (150ml/5oz) Kyusu teapot.
Use water cooled to 165°F.
Add water to just cover the tea leaves.
Infuse for 20 seconds and decant.
Repeat for another 4+ infusions, adding 5 seconds to each subsequent infusion.

Kyusu Brewing


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