Ippoen Extra-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 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.