Ippoen - 50g
Ippoen is ripe with luscious, clear, and elegant umami. Its finish is long and beautiful.
Rich in umami, smooth in texture, and virtually void of astringency, Ippoen is a top-class gyokuro that is a favorite among our patrons. We recommend enjoying Ippoen’s full-bodied, but elegant character slowly at contemplative tea sessions. We also recommend this tea as cold brew, to taste the full potential of its deep umami and sweetness.
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I seldom write reviews, but I figure it’s worth it here for anyone on the fence about spending $40 on 50g of tea.
This tea is full bodied, rich, and elegant. There is zero astringency, and I was pleasantly surprised at how smooth the finish is, given this tea’s heavy umami profile. Every sip is a complex journey, velvety smooth and a richness that’s difficult to put into words.
I have never been so satisfied with slowly sipping a tea before. This tea is meant to be cherished, and enjoyed at a slow pace for the best of tea sessions.
This tea is also good pot after pot. Second and third brews are often just as tasty, and remain smooth and delicious.
I am massively satisfied. This tea is very expensive, but worth the money if you’re an avid tea drinker and want something special.
This tea steeps very light and vegetal. There's no astringency to it. It taste much like matcha, but in whole leaf form. It's good but I took a star off because of the high price tag.
Beautiful jade color when brewed. I like a bit longer of a steep so I can get full flavor. If you like green tea but haven’t had Gyokuro I wouldn’t even say you’ve had green tea yet - it’s a full experience with this tea. So beautiful. 5 stars
I love to enjoy this tea cold brewed or hot. So good either way.