GYOKURO

WHAT IS gyokuro ?

Gyokuro is the king of Japanese green teas and is a delicate and exclusive beverage that requires enormous amounts of skill and work.

Gyokuro from Kyushu is the most appreciated of all Japan and is praised for its exceptional quality. Yame area in Fukuoka is the main production region in Japan (40%). Yame produces the highest quality gyokuro of the country, called Dento Hon Gyokuro.

Gyokuro is sweet, with a unique mildly astringent aroma and mellow umami taste, with high levels of theanine and caffein. Gyokuro lovers will tell you of the wonders of the first sip that leaves a long-lasting impression in your mouth.

The tea leaves are cultivated using a special method where the young leaves are shaded from direct sunlight for around twenty days. Shading is usually done through dark plastic sheet, but in Yame, traditional farmers will use natural rice straw to make ‘Dento Hon Gyokuro’, the highest label of quality.

Compared to sencha, gyokuro tends to be smoother, more full-bodied, and less astringent. Gyokuro is also much richer than sencha in umami, due to its high levels of theanine. Thanks to the shading process, the rate of photosynthesis is significantly reduced, and less theanine gets converted into other compounds. For more information, you can visit our dedicated page and use our comparative chart to see at a glance the properties of our featured products.

  • SATORI
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    SHINCHA 2020
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    Premium Gyokuro
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    YAME
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    50G / 1.76 OZ
    An amazing premium Dento Hon Gyokuro. Its powerful umami and strong notes of fresh grass and iodine makes it an exceptional product from Yame.
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    36 US$
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    39 US$
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  • GYOKURO BOX I
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    Premium Gyokuro
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    YAME
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    No
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    125G / 4.40 OZ
    A luxury gift box of 125g of Dento Hon Gyokuro from Yame that won several national awards. An unforgettable tasting experience that will leave you breathless. For demanding connoisseurs.
    $120
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  • HIKARU
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    Premium Gyokuro
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    YAME
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    No
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    50G / 1.76 OZ
    A perfect blend of sweetness and umami, this gyokuro is one of Yame's jewels. A wonderful way to discover dento-hon gyokuro.
    PLAIN BAG :
    25 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    28 US$
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  • GYOKURO-SENCHA SET
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    Premium Gyokuro & Sencha
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    YAME
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    No
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    260G / 9.17OZ
    A green tea luxury gift set, with one of the best gyokuro of Japan and a sencha carefully selected by green tea masters in Yame (130g each).
    $96
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  • MIYA
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    Premium Gyokuro
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    YAME
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    NO
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    50G / 1.76OZ
    A premium hand-picked dento hon gyokuro from Yame packed with umami and with a refreshing scent.
    PLAIN BAG :
    29 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    32 US$
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  • Small bag of competition grade dento hon gyokuro from Yame, Japan, called MIYAKO, with hand calligraphy on the front.
    MIYAKO
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    Competition Gyokuro
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    YAME
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    5G / 0.17OZ
    A rare competition grade dento hon gyokuro from Yame. The finest of all, this award-winning gyokuro combines extraordinary sweetness and umami. 5g of tea in each small bag.
    $9
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  • Japanese green tea bag wrapped in traditional Japanese washi paper for a premium grade organic gyokuro from Saga, Japan, named 'KAZUHIRO'. The package is made of a washi sheet, a washi obi and inner information sheet.
    KAZUHIRO
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    Premium Organic Gyokuro
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    Saga
    ORGANIC: 
    YES
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76OZ
    A rare and 100% organic gyokuro, sweet with a touch of bitterness, with a floral aftertaste, woody note and beautiful golden hue.
    PLAIN BAG :
    29 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    32 US$
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  • Open wooden box containing a set made of a tube-shaped golden box with a white paper label wrapped around it with hand-written Japanese calligraphy, a white porcelain tea pot, a white porcelain water cooler and two small white porcelain tea cups resting against a deep purple velvet tissue.
    GYOKURO & CHINA SET
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    Competition Gyokuro & China Set
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    YAME
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    No
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    100G / 5.37OZ
    A beautiful luxury gift set, combining 100g of an award-winning Dento Hon gyokuro of Yame, and a white porcelain tea set from Arita.
    $163
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  • Front view of three purple and golden tube-shaped green tea boxes placed inside a wooden box with Japanese markings on them mentioning their origins (Hoshino sencha and gyokuro).
    HOSHINO SENCHA & GYOKURO BOX
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    Premium Sencha and Gyokuro
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    YAME
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    No
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    375G/13.11OZ
    An exceptional green tea gift set combining 125g of premium gyokuro and 2 x 125g of premium sencha, all of them grown in the mountainous area of Hoshino (Yame, Fukuoka).
    $144
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  • Front view of two shiny golden tube-shaped green tea boxes placed inside a wooden box with Japanese hand-written calligraphy on their labels marking their contents (Yame gyokuro and Yame sencha).
    HOSHINO GYOKURO AND SENCHA DOUBLE BOX
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    Premium Sencha and Gyokuro
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    YAME
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    No
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    320G/11.29OZ
    A beautiful and prestigious green tea gift set, combining 160g of Gyokoru and 160g of premium Sencha, from the renowned area of Hoshinomura in Yame.
    $120
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  • Gyokuro Box Limited Edition
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    Competition Gyokuro
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    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
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    50G / 1.76 OZ
    A limited-edition competition-grade Dento Hon Gyokuro from Yame. A blend of yamakai and kanaya midori, a concentration of umami and sweetness that comes in 5 bags of 8g in a beautiful wooden box.
    $82
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