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Mantoku 100g Bag

Specs

Size of Package: W7.0 x D4.0 x H17.5 cm
Net Weight: 100 grams
Per Serving (1 pot): 10 grams
Shelf Life: 180 days

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A good tea for newcomers to gyokuro

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 those who prefer their gyokuro slightly more astringent and served at a higher temperature, Mantoku is a good choice, as it can be brewed with water in the 60 C to 80 C range. If you find that you like the basic character of Mantoku,but prefer a tea with a bit less umami, then we recommend that you try Hekiun.

If you are purchasing this tea for your own consumption, this 100g bag is a good choice. It contains enough tea for about 10 kyusu (Japanese teapot) servings, perfect if you like to drink gyokuro once a day or so. To enjoy the freshest taste, please try to use the tea within 2 weeks of opening the package. If you are trying gyokuro for the first time, we recommend that you consider starting with a 50g bag of Rimpo instead.

*Up to 3 pots can be made using the same tea leaves.
*When brewing a 2nd and 3rd pot of tea, no steeping is required.
just add hot water to the teapot, and serve.

  • 1. Place 10g (2 tbsp.)
    in kyusu teapot.
  • 2. Add 210 ml (7 oz) of boiling water.
  • 3. Brew for 30 sec.
  • 4. Pour into glass full of ice.
  • 1.Place 10g (2 tbsp.) in kyusu teapot.
  • 2.Add 240 ml (8 oz) of boiling water.
  • 3.Brew for 1 min.
  • 4.Put lots of ice in the travel flask and pour your tea over it.
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