Uji Green Tea Leaves Gyokuro Rimpo Kyoto Ippodo 80g Small Can w/Box Japan
- Size of Package: W7.5 x D7.1 x H12.2 cm
- Net Weight: 80 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 want a taste of fine gyokuro at a mid-level price, Rimpo is an excellent choice. With enough umami to represent the true character of gyokuro, Rimpo is the perfect starting point for first-time gyokuro drinkers, as well as seasoned drinkers who are accustomed to gyokuro from other tea shops.
As a gift for someone special or for yourself, Ippodo is pleased to offer this tea in a special-edition red lacquered metal can with gold lettering. Exclusive to Rimpo, this attractive small can is about a 8-day supply for someone who enjoys their Rimpo once or twice a day. Encased in a gift box and special Ippodo wrapping paper.