Frequently Bought Together
RM25.00 – RM130.00
RM25.00 – RM130.00
Tasting Journal Snippets:
Light vegetal flavours with mild nutty notes.
Light bodied tea
1 to 2 minutes
Kukicha green tea
Yame Green Tea won Best Prize in the All Japan Green Tea Competition for 12 consecutive years from 2001 to 2012, as well as in 2014 and 2015. As of 2007, all of the top 26 ranked brands of Gyukoro Green Teas are from Yame, showing its overwhelming excellence over green teas produced in other regions in Japan. In 2017, Yame Green Tea was awarded the first place in the World Green Tea competition.
Kofuku kukicha (high quality Karigane) tea is a Japanese blend made of equally sized stems with a few tea leaves, sourced from Yame’s gyukuro or kabesecha tea fields. Kukicha which usually only accounts for 5-10% of top grade tea leaves, is mildly nutty, slightly fresh and sweet with a unique aroma.
Yame is renowned across Japan for producing some of the finest high quality green tea in the whole country. Farmers work on small, remote plots of land high up in the mountains surrounding Yame. Kyushu’s largest plain receives 1,600 to 2,400 mm of rainfall per year, and temperatures are high during the day and drop drastically at night, which is important if you want to grow rich, sweet tea in large amounts. The temperature, shade and mist creates the perfect environment to nurture delicate teas. The ethereal mist and fog often found blanketing the fields in the morning don’t just add an air of mystery and beauty; they protect the leaves from the sunshine’s harshest rays.
Yame Region is proud of its top production amount of gyokuro green tea (Highest Quality). As much as 45% of all gyokuro available on Japanese market comes from Yame Region. Hence, Yame is renowned and known as one of the few production places of highest quality green tea in Japan.