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Hekiun 100g Bag

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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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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, Hekiun is a good choice, as it can be brewed with water in the 60 C to 80 C range. If you like the basic character of Hekiun, but prefer a tea that is slightly richer in umami, then we recommend that you try Mantoku.

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.

To fully draw out the tea's body and rich umami taste using less water at a cooler temperature.

1. Place 10 g (2 heaping tbsp.) in teapot.
2. Add 80 ml (3oz) of hot water (at about 60C)
3. Brew for about 1 min. 30 sec.
4. Pour out every last drop.

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