Ippoen Extra-Premium Quality gyokuro

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Asparagus, Seaweed, Spinach
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
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Average preparation
140 °F / 60 °C 1 min, 30 sec 10 g 3 oz / 80 ml

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  • “Bought this while strolling through the hood on my way to my favorite lunch place for dan dan noodles. Bright green leaf in bag with no obvious aromas. Brewed to instructions in smallest gaiwan,...” Read full tasting note
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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 gyokuro connoisseur with a discerning taste, Ippoen is an excellent
choice. Rich in umami, smooth in texture and virtually void of astringency,
Ippoen offers devoted gyokuro tea lovers a superlative tea at an attractive price.
Though less full-bodied than Tenka-ichi, Ippoen is a true connoisseur-class
gyokuro that is a favorite among our patrons.

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Bought this while strolling through the hood on my way to my favorite lunch place for dan dan noodles. Bright green leaf in bag with no obvious aromas. Brewed to instructions in smallest gaiwan, the aroma is really intense with cooked spinach. Not that over boiled nasty spinach smell but the gentle parboiled fresh smell as you squeeze out the juices. The liquor is a bit cloudy, thick and not as vibrant as i would have expected, more of a muted yellow. The flavor is dead on spinach and asparagus at first with a hint of seaweed. As you continue to sip, a noticeable bitter approaches but not enough to scare you off. After about 2 minutes the aftertaste yields from bitter to sweet. The one thing I observed in my reaction was I didn’t feel like I had drank a tea. Knowing my way around a kitchen and being one of those who wastes nothing I have been known to drink my spinach water if I wasn’t using it it in a recipe, and that’s how I regarded this tasting. I would have given it a better rating but I am new to Japanese greens and will need to revisit after I try a few more samples. Also the bitterness was noticeable and I don’t know if it is supposed to be part of the experience or just an expression of this tea alone.

Flavors: Asparagus, Seaweed, Spinach

Preparation
140 °F / 60 °C 1 min, 30 sec 10 g 3 OZ / 80 ML

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