Located in the mountains of Fukuoka, north of Kyushu, Yame tea producers are celebrated for the excellency of their tea and especially their gyokuro, "the king of green teas".

They regularly come at the first place of all national competitions in Japan. Morning fogs, temperature differences and a rich soil contribute to this extraordinary success. Yame tea has an international reputation.

In 2023, Yame City in Fukuoka commemorated its 600th anniversary as the tea capital of Kyushu. Throughout 2023, IKKYU also celebrated this important date with news, special interviews, new products and many more!

Want to know more about Yame area and what makes Yame tea so special ? Click here to discover the secrets of this hidden valley ! 

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