Yame Gyokuro - One of the Finest Posted on 18 Mar 19:14

Yame Gyokuro is one of the finest teas we carry at American Tea Room. Gyokuro is a kind of Japanese green tea that is shaded during its last growing cycle. Our Yame Gyokuro is shaded with bamboo mats just before harvest and hand plucked at the very beginning of the Spring season. The shade allows the nutrients in the leaves to become richer and leaves this tea smelling and tasting truly incredible. Rich and buttery, with notes of aged cheese, intense fresh cut grass, an umami brothiness, and a light sweet note of pear. It’s from Yame, in Fukuoka, in the warmer south of Japan and is the kind of tea that will make a connoisseur out of even the most skeptical.