Rimpo High 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 those who want a taste of fine gyokuro at a mid-level price, Rimpo is an
excellent choice. With enough umami to represent the true character of gyokuro,
Rimpo is the perfect starting point for first-time gyokuro drinkers, as well as
seasoned drinkers who are accustomed to gyokuro from other tea shops.