[Mukoh Matcha Selected] Yame Traditional Hon Gyokuro [ 向抹茶 厳選] 八女伝統本玉露
🍵The tea leaves used for “Yame Dento Hon Gyokuro (Yame Traditional Authentic Gyokuro) “ must be carefully hand-picked by skilled individuals, selecting only the softest parts of the new tea buds. “Yame Dento Hon Gyokuro (Yame Traditional Authentic Gyokuro)” is grown by experienced producers who dedicate an entire year to its cultivation. Due to its limited production and exceptional quality, it is considered extremely rare and often referred to as the “elixir of the gods” or the “drop of heaven.”
🍵Yame Dento Hon Gyokuro” (Traditional Yame Gyokuro) is a special type of Gyokuro tea that stands out even among other high-quality Yame-grown Gyokuro teas. It has been awarded Japan’s Geographical Indication (GI) certification. To be labeled as “Yame Dento Hon Gyokuro,” it must be produced using specific and strict manufacturing methods, which sets it apart from regular Gyokuro tea. Only tea produced using these specific methods can bear the name “Yame Dento Hon Gyokuro.
🍵The top-tier “Yame Traditional Hon Gyokuro” stands out among all, with four key rules for its cultivation method. The tea trees are not directly covered but grown under a “shelf,” they are naturally grown without trimming, and only natural materials like straw are used for covering, with no machines involved in the “hand-picking” process. Only by sticking to these uncompromising cultivation methods can the tea achieve its unparalleled flavor.
🍵The natural growing method used in “Yame Dento Hon Gyokuro” (Yame Traditonal Authentic Gyokuro) is based on the natural shape of tea trees, as opposed to the typically curved shaping used in other Gyokuro teas.
🍵Hand-picking ensures that only the tender parts of the new buds are harvested evenly, resulting in uniform bud size.
🍵It contains high amounts of amino acids such as theanine, which contribute to its rich, mellow flavor with a strong umami taste, while the astringency of catechins is suppressed.
🍵The tea is produced from raw leaves grown in tea fields located in the mountainous regions of Yame City and surrounding towns, where the average annual temperature is 15.2 degrees Celsius and the annual rainfall is 2019 millimeters.
The difference in temperature between morning and evening caused by the location’s geographical conditions results in the production of high-quality tea, which is considered suitable for tea production due to the occurrence of morning mist.
🍵The larger the temperature difference, the more the plant’s respiration is suppressed at night, resulting in more nutrient-rich amino acids being stored.
🍵The region is also known for its rice and barley production, providing a stable supply of straw, a raw material for the covering material.
🍵However, the availability of natural materials such as “sumaki” (coarsely woven straw or reed) used in “Yame Dento Hon Gyokuro” is limited to the region, making it difficult to obtain outside of the area. The production and supply system of these materials in the area supports the production of the fragrant “Yame Dento Hon Gyokuro.”
🍵Among Japanese green teas, the highest quality is the “Yame Traditional Hon Gyokuro,” which follows four strict covering methods. The tea bushes are not directly covered but rather a “shelf” is created to shade them, the branches and leaves are stretched out without pruning in a “natural posture,” natural materials like straw are used for covering, and the leaves are picked by hand without any machinery. The uncompromising cultivation methods ensure the exquisite taste of this tea.
✅玉露は、日本茶の一種で、緑茶と並んで日本茶を代表するお茶の一つです。大切な来客があった際にお出しするような高級茶というイメージがあります。玉露は、他のお茶と比べて栽培に手間がかかり、生産量が少ないため、高級品とされます。Gyokuro is a type of Japanese tea, one of the teas that represent Japanese tea alongside green tea. It has an image of a high-end tea to be served when there are important guests. Gyokuro is considered a luxury item because it takes more effort to cultivate and produces less than other teas.
✅玉露は、一定期間覆いをして、日差しを遮った状態で育てるのが特徴です。このように、摘採前の一定期間茶園に覆いをかける栽培方法のことを被覆栽培と呼びます。Gyokuro is characterized by being grown under cover for a certain period of time, blocking out the sunlight. This method of covering the tea garden for a certain period of time before harvesting is called covered cultivation.
✅同じく被覆栽培をするお茶として「かぶせ茶」がありますが、かぶせ茶よりも玉露の方が被覆期間は長めです。地域によって差はあるものの、おおむねかぶせ茶が摘採前の1週間～10日程度、玉露が20日程度～とされています。There is also “Kabusecha” which is also cultivated under cover, but Gyokuro has a longer covering period than Kabusecha. Although there are regional differences, Kabusecha is generally covered for about 1 week to 10 days before harvesting, while Gyokuro is covered for about 20 days or more.
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✅ 緑茶の成分「エピガロカテキンガレート(EGCg)」は、摂氏80度を超える高温で抽出されやすく、旨み成分の「アミノ酸」は低温で抽出されやすくなります。「カフェイン」は、低温でお茶を淹れることで抽出を減らすことができます。The green tea component “epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg)” is easily extracted at high temperatures above 80 degrees Celsius, while the umami component “amino acids” is easily extracted at low temperatures. “Caffeine” can be reduced by brewing tea at low temperatures.
✅ 保存方法 高温多湿を避け、できれば冷蔵庫に保管し、移り香にご注意ください。Storage method: Avoid high temperature and humidity, and if possible, store in the refrigerator, and be careful not to transfer the fragrance.
✅「向抹茶」は、600年間、代々その技術を引き継がれてきた熟練の茶農家が生産する高品質の「八女茶」をお届けしております。“Mukoh Matcha” prides itself on delivering high-quality green tea and matcha sourced exclusively from Fukuoka, Japan’s lush, water-rich Yame region, where tea production has been passed down through generations of expert farmers over the past 600 years.
✅ [八女茶（やめちゃ）]は、日本茶の総生産量の約3%しか生産量のない希少なお茶で、福岡県で生産されるお茶のブランドです。[Yamecha / Yame tea] Yame Tea is a brand of tea produced in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. It is a rare and highly esteemed brand, accounting for only about 3% of the total Japanese tea production.
✅100% 福岡の八女茶 [Authentic, Rare, High-Quality, Valuable 100% Yame Matcha Green Tea Powder] made from Yame green tea Leaves. Yame tea is known for its high quality and is often considered one of the top green teas in Japan.
✅抹茶 / 緑茶 は、冷蔵庫に入れておけば、１年〜２年でも大丈夫です。冷凍庫に入れておけば長い間鮮度が保たれます。ただ、冷暗所に置いておく場合は、夏の場合、３〜４ヶ月で色も味も変わってしまいます。また、冷蔵庫に入れておかれた場合でも、抹茶/ 緑茶は香が移りやすいですので、臭いのきついものと一緒に保管されておくと、匂いが移ってしまうのでご注意ください。こういった理由により、ご購入頂いた抹茶 / 緑茶に記載しております”賞味期限”は、冷暗所で保存された場合の目安となっております。
✅Matcha / Green tea is fine for one or two years if kept in the refrigerator. If kept in the freezer, its freshness will be preserved indefinitely. However, if left in a cool, dark place, the color and taste will change in 3-4 months, especially in the summer. Also, even if kept in the refrigerator, Matcha / Green tea easily absorbs scents, so please be careful not to store it with strong-smelling items as the smell may transfer. Therefore, the expiration date is just a “guide” when stored in a cool, dark place.
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