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Gyokuro Mecha (Buds) 100g bag


Temporarily unavailable from April 16th.

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 gyokuro enthusiasts who would like to experience a slightly different gyokuro taste, Ippodo offers Mecha. Unlike the tightly twisted leaves of regular gyokuro, Mecha consists of very young shoots and buds which provide a unique youthful sweetness.
Recommended for gyokuro fans seeking a gyokuro taste with a different "twist".

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.
When making tea for a group

1. 15 g (1.5 tbsp.) in kyusu teapot (strainer).
2. Add 240 ml (8 oz) of hot water (at about 80°C).
3. Brew for about 1 min.
Hint: Don't shake the teapot while brewing. When serving, pour out every last drop.

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