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Kanro
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Kanro - 50g Bag

$36.00 USD

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Size of package 4" x 8"
Net weight 50g
Per serving (1 pot) 10g
Shelf life 180 days

Taste Notes

For the seasoned gyokuro drinker who appreciates a rich umami flavor and a slightly thick but smooth texture, Kanro is an excellent choice. With a name that means "sweet dewdrops", Kanro is likened to drops of dew concentrated with sweetness. Though less full-bodied than Ippoen, Kanro is recommended without reservation for even the most ardent of gyokuro aficionados. We also recommend Kanro for those drinking gyokuro for the first time, to experience the richness that this type of tea has to offer.

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.

Ippodo Tea Co. - How to Prepare Gyokuro

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Clouds and grass

Warm mushroom, grass, wilted lettuce leaf and medium viscosity on the palate .
Complex and lingering.
Very nice.