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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 Gyokuro Method (A type of green tea produced from new leaves grown under sun-shade)

Category of Product

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

Production Area

Fukuoka Prefecture

Registered Group

Traditional Authentic Yame Gyokuro Promotion Association


Traditional Authentic YAME GYOKURO is a green tea leaves with very rich, mellow and full- bodied taste. The plantation is covered with rice straw screens before harvesting green leaves to block out the sunlight. This method creates aromatic tea leaves containing high level of “Ooi-ka” (covered flavor).

Link with the Production Area

The area’s temperature gap between mornings and evenings caused by surrounded mountains creates morning fog. This fog helps store umami component (pleasant savory taste) within the tea leaves, resulting in the highest grade of green tea. The production methods including the use of rice straw covers and natural materials as well as hand harvesting have been inherited for over 110 years.


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