Kanro Premium Quality gyokuro

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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 seasoned gyokuro drinker who appreciates a rich umami flavor and
a slightly thick but smooth texture, Kanro is an excellent choice. With a name that
means “sweet dewdrops”, Kanro is likened to drops of dew concentrated with
sweetness. Though less full-bodied than Ippo-en, Kanro is recommended
without reservation for even the most ardent of gyokuro aficionados.

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This review might be a bit unfair as I received the tea from my cousin, and I’m not /certain/ how old it is or how well stored it had been. That said, it did appear to be stored in a tightly sealed container.

Ippodo is not kidding around about the umami flavor. It dominates over the vegetal tones and I couldn’t detect a hint of bitterness. There was an odd sharpness to the aroma that I’m not certain I enjoy. Still, this is an intriguing tea, and I recommend investigating it for yourself.

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