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Kakurei Large Can w/box

Specs

Size of Package: W9.7 x D8.6 x H20.3 cm
Net Weight: 280 grams
Per Serving (1 pot): 10 grams
Shelf Life: 180 days

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    ¥1,385

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    ¥1,385

  • South America and Africa

    ¥1,615

Being a shade-cultivated tea, gyokuro is rich in theanine-an amino acid responsible for gyokuro's 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, gyokuro's refined luxurious taste is meant to be savored, not rushed.

For seasoned gyokuro drinkers who prefer a slightly weaker umami taste, Kakurei is an excellent choice. If you find that you like the basic character of Kakurei, but want a tea with a bit less sweetness, then we recommend that you try Tekiro. For a more full-bodied gyokuro, try our Rimpo.

As a gift for a family, office or other group of people, or for an avid tea drinker, we have packaged our Kakurei in this attractive large-sized can with our trademark orange Ippodo label.

Inside the can, the tea leaves are packaged in two separate bags to maximize freshness.

To slowly draw out the tea's rich umami taste in ice-cold water

1. Place 10 g (2 tbsp.) in kyusu teapot.
2. Add 80 ml of ice-cold water.
3. Brew for about 15 to 20 min.
Hint: Don't shake the teapot while brewing. When serving, pour out every last drop.

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