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Gyokuro Yame White Label 100g (3.52oz)

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This Gyokuro Yame White label tea is a very nice and great value Gyokuro from the Yame region in Fukuoka. The leaf green tea meets all the criteria for a tasty Gyokuro -  smooth body, mild and slightly sweet taste that combine to provide a cleanness and overall well-balanced Gyokuro at a moderate price.  

The Yame region in Fukuoka prefecture is well-known and established as the premium Gyokuro tea-producing area.

Tea farmers in Fukuoka blend traditional practices with modern innovations to produce some of the finest teas in Japan. One of the most notable techniques is the shading of tea plants, especially for producing Gyokuro and Kabusecha teas. By covering the plants with straw or synthetic screens for several weeks before harvest, farmers increase the chlorophyll content in the leaves, resulting in a richer, more vibrant flavor.

4g (1 1/2tsp) / One cup / 75-65°C (167-149°F) /60-90 sec / brew up to 3 times

Category Gyokuro yame fukuoka location
Cultivar Yabukita
Shading Roof synthetic covering
Picking Machine
Type Asamushi
Steam level 1
Drying temperature Low-Medium
Grade Classic+
Organic No
Region Yame
Form Loose leaf
Weight 100g (3.52oz)
Note Very popular Gyokuro
More Details on Gyokuro


The Emperor of Japanese Green Teas

Gyokuro is the rolled form of shaded Japanese green tea leaf. What makes the Gyokuro tea leaf unique is that, for the final month before harvesting it is covered by shade. This shade prevents most of the L-Theanine, an amino acid, from converting into Catechins, the polyphenols responsible for most of the bitterness in lower-quality teas. As a result, Gyokuro tea has a sweet, unique taste that is very favorably compared to the sun-grown Sencha grade of teas.

 Gyokuro Tea loose leafL-

Theanine is the so-called “Feel-good” Amino acid, and is primarily found in the leaves of the tea plant (C.Sinensis). While all teas have some L-Theanine, the largest quantities are found in the Gyokuro and Matcha teas. L-Theanine not only gives these teas their signature sweetness, but it also relaxes the body and mind. This comes from L-Theanine’s stimulation of the alpha brain waves, which produce a calming effect.


L-Theanine, combined with caffeine, melts away stress and anxiety, and allows one to focus on the present task. This unique ability was praised by the Zen Buddhist monks, who popularized the use of tea in their meditation sessions

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Michael Billingsley

Gyokuro Yame White Label 100g (3.52oz)

Blake Cowan
Great teas and wonderful service

Thank you Chad - you have been very consistent over the years.

Noriko Okada-Babb
The best value for Gyokuro

You cannot beat the aroma of gyokuro tea, among which Yame gyokuro is our favorite: sweet, gentle and very calming. Try to make it darker green with 170F for 5min. Superb.