Tamaryokucha (玉緑茶) is a fine Japanese green tea that has a tangy, berry-like taste, with a long almondy aftertaste and a deep aroma with tones of citrus, grass, and berries.
It can be processed in one of two ways to destroy the enzymes: pan fried, or steamed. Many believe that steaming preserves the vitamins and antioxidants better than pan-frying. The taste varies between the two as well. The pan-fried version has more of an aroma of cooked vegetables.
It is produced in the Kyūshū area. The tea is golden yellow and it should be steeped at 70°C for about 2 minutes. The caffeine level is normal for green tea and it can be drunk throughout the day. It can be reinfused, with a slightly different taste.