Tenka-ichi Ultra-Premium Quality gyokuro
Being a shade-cultivated tea, gyokuro is rich in theanine an amino acid
responsible for gyokuros 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, gyokuros refined luxurious taste is meant to be
savored, not rushed.
For the most discerning of gyokuro connoisseurs, Ippodo is extremely pleased to
offer Tenka-ichi our finest gyokuro. Rich in umami, smooth in texture,
Tenka-ichi is the ultimate gyokuro for those with a discriminating taste and
a thirst for unsurpassed excellence.