Kanro 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 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.