Our standard recipe for brewing loose-leaf gyokuro. Brew a cup when you feel you need a change of pace.
Winter Gift 2: Beginner Set
This set pairs our winter-exclusive Obukucha genmaicha with light-bodied, accessible green teas Mantoku and Unro.
2.8 oz (Unro)
1.8 oz (Mantoku)
- Obukucha Genmaicha - 100g bag
- Unro Sencha - 80g bag
- Mantoku Gyokuro - 50g bag
We prepared this gift of accessible favorites for those new to the world of Japanese green teas.
It includes three unique fragrances: a winter-exclusive genmaicha (green tea blended with cozy roasted rice), a sencha (green tea with a refreshing bitterness), and a gyokuro (green tea with soft natural sweetness).
Not just for newcomers, this set is a match for anyone who enjoys light, refreshing tastes and soothing fragrances. Packaged in a paper box, it makes for a thoughtful gift.
In Japan, the important New Year’s holiday is an occasion to gather with family — which of course calls for tea. We release this Obukucha exclusively around the holiday season, as a tea to drink in celebration of the arrival of a new year. Obukucha is a genmaicha that combines the light sweetness of high grade yanagi leaves with the heartiness of roasted rice. Choose this tea for a fuller-bodied genmaicha that is satisfying in the heart of winter.
Sencha is the most popular Japanese green tea for good reason: its crisp, balanced taste and its bright fragrance feel satisfying on any occasion.
The lightest of Ippodo’s sencha blends, Unro is a good first impression. Its profile is classic green tea: a brilliant fragrance and crisp astringency, with soft sweetness in the background.
Gyokuro is a green tea that has a unique dew-like aroma, less astringency, and a thick character. Just like matcha, this tea comes from fields that are covered in shade before harvest. The shade-cultivation is what gives gyokuro its soft, natural sweet character.
Mantoku’s light body and smooth, evergreen taste are pleasant even for those trying gyokuro for the first time. It’s especially soothing served piping hot in a mug.
Ways to Prepare
A boiling-hot brew brings out a vivid fragrance from gyokuro leaves. In the cup, this recipe has more a little crisp, refreshing astringency, on top of gyokuro's dew-like sweetness.
Our standard recipe for brewing loose-leaf sencha for an easy, every-day drinking experience.
Our standard recipe for brewing loose-leaf genmaicha. The light flavors of bancha teas work well for any occasion.