Tea from Yame, Fukuoka prefecture
The Yame area in the prefecture of Fukuoka on the isle Kyushu, is one of the highest quality Gyokuro production regions in Japan.
The main reason for this is the large temperature differential and it’s foggy atmosphere.
Naturally limiting the amount of sunlight touching on the leaves, this feature imbues the tea with a natural “kabuse” aroma. Yame teas are generally known for their rich flavor and little bitterness and astringency.