We lived in Fukuoka for a few years, and had a lovely neighbour who treated us to the best green tea in Japan—she only drank tea from Yame. This tea, reminds me of her, of Fukuoka and of our lovely drives around Kyushu looking for the best places to enjoy tea.
Gyokuro Yame Gokujyo 80g (2.82oz)
Magnificent tea! Rare to find such a refined gyokuro. Well worth it for the appreciative tea connoisseur -- good value for the quality leaf. Thickly textured, deep umami. I use a higher grams to leaf ratio, about 5 grams tea to 65 mL water at 62C (143F) and 1.5-2 min, with subsequent infusions progressively a bit hotter, but shorter steeping time. For the first infusion, I keep the lid off the kyusu until the pour. Don't forget that you may wish to eat the leaves afterwards, perhaps with a few drops of soy sauce, roasted sesame seeds, or other preparations.
I don’t know what I would do without Chado’s Gyokuro teas….feel very privileged to know such a quality provider. I now alternate between Gyokuro Yame (The finest) & Gyokuro white label ( my everyday)…Chado, hands down delivers the best quality Gyokuro on the market…Thank You For A Wonderfful Harvest! Linda Postell