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Gyokuro Yame White Label 100g (3.52oz)

$31.00 USD
SKU: GYO-WHITE
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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 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.

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
Okumidori
Okuyutaka
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


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