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HOIRO GYOKURO CRUNCH CHOCOLATE & YAME JAPANESE BLACK TEA CANDY

Unique Fukuoka Souvenirs
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Noble Yame tea sweets made by the oldest tea merchant in Kyushu!

Yabeya Konomi Honke Konomien
Yame City in Fukuoka Prefecture is famous for producing what is called the pinnacle of Japanese tea: Gyokuro tea. Taking a stroll through the beautiful Yame Fukushima area you can find many white-walled historic buildings. One of the most famous is a tea store called Yabeya Konomi Honke Konomien, which is a long established tea merchant in Kyushu with a history of more than 300 years! This shop, adjoining factory and storage facilities are all designated as a Yame City Tangible Cultural Property. It might look a little too expensive and high-class outside but inside you will be pleasantly surprised. They have a reasonably priced wide variety of Yame sencha, Yame matcha, Yame dentou hon gyokuro and also stylishly packaged sweets made with Yame tea on offer. The shop is full of amazing and unique produce, it is fun choosing Yame souvenirs in this store!
Yabeya Konomi Honke Konomien
▲▼ The retro architecture of this store is irresistible for those who like things from former eras!

Yabeya Konomi Honke Konomien
Yabeya Konomi Honke Konomien
Yabeya Konomi Honke KonomienThe production method of Yame tea originally was to roast tea leaves over a charcoal fire. In the back of the store, they showed us a hidden gem under Yame Washi paper: an old-fashioned tea leaves roaster called 'Hoiro'.

Yabeya Konomi Honke Konomien
Our recommendation is 'HOIRO GYOKURO CRUNCH CHOCOLATE' (10 individually wrapped packages). This store kneads high-quality Yame Dentou Hon Gyokuro into white crunchy chocolate. When you first open a package, the full aroma of the gyokuro tea can be enjoyed, then the taste offers an elegant bitterness and richness that are unique to gyokuro and is combined with chocolate that is not too sweet. This divine combination is sure to please people of all ages as a souvenir.
Yabeya Konomi Honke KonomienThe store offers not only HOIRO GYOKURO CRUNCH CHOCOLATE, but also crunch chocolate made with high quality Yame Matcha and semi raw caramel! (photo far right)

Yabeya Konomi Honke KonomienThe idea for the outer package design came from the pattern of furoshiki cloth that was used a long time ago. This helps you understand the deep historic roots of this store.

Yabeya Konomi Honke Konomien
Last but not least, introducing one more delicious treat: 'YAME JAPANESE BLACK TEA CANDY' (30g). In its production, the store uses black tea from Yame. The mellow taste that fills your mouth is accompanied by just the right amount of bitterness. This store offers so many delicious teas and stylish sweets that you will want to buy them all instantly. Please make sure to visit this store when you get the opportunity.
Yabeya Konomi Honke Konomien
YAME JAPANESE BLACK TEA CANDY

Yabeya Konomi Honke Konomien
Besides black tea candy make sure to try the 'YAME HOIRO GYOKURO CANDY' as well! (photo right)

INFORMATION

Yabeya Konomi Honke Konomien / 矢部屋 許斐本家 このみ園

- Address: 126 Honmachi, Yame-shi, Fukuoka-ken Japan
- Official Website: http://www.konomien.jp/
- Facebook: @Konomihonke
- Instagram: @chashouyabeyakonomihonke

* All information correct as of November 2022. Products introduced in this article might be sold out.

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