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Uji Green Tea Leaves Gyokuro Mantoku Kyoto Ippodo 150g Can w/Box Japan

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Uji Green Tea Leaves Gyokuro Mantoku Kyoto Ippodo 150g Can w/Box Japan

Description

Ippodo tea Co.(一保堂茶舗) was founded in Kyoto, Japan in 1717 and it has been providing the highest quality Japanese green tea for nearly 300 years.So Ippodo is well known as the most famous green tea store in Kyoto Japan.

  • Size of Package: W8.6 x D8.2 x H14.1 cm
  • Net Weight: 150 grams
  • Per Serving (1 pot): 10 grams
  • Shelf Life: 180 days

*Up to 3 pots can be made using the same tea leaves.
*When brewing a 2nd and 3rd pot of tea, no steeping is required. just add hot water to the teapot, and serve. To fully draw out the tea's body and rich umami taste using less water at a cooler temperature.

1. Place 10 g (2 heaping tbsp.) in teapot.
2. Add 80 ml (3oz) of hot water (at about 60C)
3. Brew for about 1 min. 30 sec.
4. Pour out every last drop.

Being a shade-cultivated tea, gyokuro is rich in theanine-an amino acid responsible for gyokuro's full-bodied mellow sweetness and slightly viscous nature. In Japan, there is a special name for this taste: umami. Generally, the higher the grade, the richer the umami taste.
While many teas are served hot and consumed as a means to quench a thirst, gyokuro is different. A typical serving is a precious 1/3 of a teacup at a very comfortable 60 C. Indeed, gyokuro's refined luxurious taste is meant to be savored, not rushed.
For those who prefer their gyokuro slightly more astringent and served at a higher temperature, Hekiun is a good choice, as it can be brewed with water in the 60 C to 80 C range. If you like the basic character of Hekiun, but prefer a tea that is slightly richer in umami, then we recommend that you try Mantoku.
As a gift for someone special or for yourself, we have packaged our Mantoku in this attractive can with our trademark orange Ippodo label. This medium-sized can is perfect for tea enthusiasts who enjoy their tea a few times a day. Encased in a gift box and special Ippodo wrapping paper.

Additional information

Weight 300 g

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