Gyokuro green tea leaves


Premium Gyokuro

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Sweet and packed with umami, this rare dento hon gyokuro from Yame is rich in amino acids. An original blend made of three cultivars.

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2023 harvest 

Tea Master Kiya san skillfully blended the handpicked and shaded leaves from the Goko, Yabukita and Yamakai cultivars to bring you this rare dento hon gyokuro from Hoshinomura (Yame).

Discover a golden delicacy, rich in amino acids, sweet and filled with umami. Enjoy how its rich and thick liquor coats your tongue and palate for a lingering savory taste, enhanced by the careful blending of cultivars.

Its sweetness and very light astringency make it the perfect choice to take your first steps into the world of Yame dento gyokuro, but they will also delight connoisseurs.

For more details and additional steeping techniques (cold and ice brew (kōridashi) ), feel free to read the in-depth review prepared by our tea taster Alex.

Food Pairing

You may enjoy this tea by itself or pair it with a wagashi or a higashi (a dried and pressed wagashi with a lower moisture content). If you would like to enjoy this tea with food, you may pair it with sashimi and other raw fish dishes.

You might also like to taste the tea with a piece of chocolate to see how the flavors balance and contrast with one another.


Net Weight: 100g
Harvest: 2023
Origin: 100% Japanese tea from Yame
Quality and type: Premium Gyokuro
Organic: No
Cultivars: Goko, Yabukita, Yamakai
Conservation: 8 months unopened
Optimal tasting: within 6 weeks after opening

Brewing Instructions

For the second and third brew, use the exact same water quantity and temperature but steep the leaves only for 60s. After the third you can gently increase the temperature as per tasting.

tea leaves Tea for 2
6g / 0.21 oz

water dosimeter Water
30ml / ~ 1.00 fl oz

tea spoons Temperature
40C / 104F

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Tasting Guide

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Kiya Yasuhiko the Third (heir and third owner of Kiya-Hoyuen) is a certified Japanese Tea Appraiser (out of a total of 39 in Japan). He works to spread new ideas and concepts about Japanese tea and promote Yame tea, gyokuro and tea culture in general.

We are honored to propose Kiya san’s incredible teas and be able to collaborate together on new ways to enjoy green tea by going beyond the traditional approach.

Kiya san has developed exclusive teas for IKKYU. His deep and unique knowledge of tea along with the quality of Kiya san’s products will lift you to the highest levels of Japanese green tea.

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