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Rimpo Small Can w/box

Specs

Size of Package: W7.5 x D7.1 x H12.2 cm
Net Weight: 80 grams
Per Serving (1 pot): 10 grams
Shelf Life: 180 days

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    ¥1,280

  • Oceania, North America, Central America, and the Middle East

    ¥1,485

  • Europe

    ¥1,485

  • South America and Africa

    ¥1,715

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.

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.

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.

As a gift for someone special or for yourself, Ippodo is pleased to offer this tea in a special-edition red lacquered metal can with gold lettering. Exclusive to Rimpo, this attractive small can is about a 8-day supply for someone who enjoys their Rimpo once or twice a day. Encased in a gift box and special Ippodo wrapping paper.
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