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Product Summary (Registration No.5)

Registration No.5 八女伝統本玉露

Registered name (Transcription) : 八女伝統本玉露 (Yame Dentou Hongyokuro)、Traditional Authentic YAME GYOKURO
Reference information : Yame Green Tea with GyokuroMethod (A kind of green tea, which is produced from new leaves grown under sun‐shade)
Yame Dentou Hongyokuro photo

Category of product

Class 32 Drinks and Other Products Except for Alcoholic Beverages (Tea leaves)

Producing area

Fukuoka Prefecture

Registered Group

Traditional Authentic Yame Gyokuro Promotion Association


In order to block out the sunlight, the plantation is covered with knitted items made out of rice straw before harvesting green leaves. Therefore, it contains high level of “Ooi‐ka (covered flavor)”. It is very rich, mellow and full‐bodied in taste.

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Mountainous geographical condition causes wide temperature difference between mornings and evenings. This results in the highest grade of green tea richly containing umami (pleasant savory taste) component. Production method (covering plantations with rice straw, making with natural resources and picking by hands) has been passed down from generation to generation for more than 110 years..


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