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Ippoen - 50g

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Ippoen is ripe with luscious, clear, and elegant umami. Its finish is long and beautiful.

Specifications

Best before180 days
The best before date is 180 days days from when the tea is packaged in Japan.
Serving size10 g (2 tbsp.) per pot
Up to 3 pots can be brewed with the same leaves.
Size 3.9" x 1" x 7.9"
Net weight1.8 oz (50 g)

Taste Notes

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.

Ways to Prepare

Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Ippoen Standard Brew
Makes one pot
Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Add hot water
80 mL (3 oz) 60°C (140°F)
Cool boiling water to 60°C by transferring 3 times.
Ippoen Standard Brew
Makes one pot
Add hot water
80 mL (3 oz) 60°C (140°F)
Cool boiling water to 60°C by transferring 3 times.
Brew
90 seconds
Ippoen Standard Brew
Makes one pot
Brew
90 seconds
Serve
Pour out every last drop.
Ippoen Standard Brew
Makes one pot
Serve
Pour out every last drop.
Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Ippoen Cold Brew
Makes one pot
Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Add ice water
210 ml (7 oz) Chilled water
Ippoen Cold Brew
Makes one pot
Add ice water
210 ml (7 oz) Chilled water
Brew
15 minutes
Ippoen Cold Brew
Makes one pot
Brew
15 minutes
Serve
Pour out every last drop.
Ippoen Cold Brew
Makes one pot
Serve
Pour out every last drop.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
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Jimmy P. (United States)
Best tea I’ve ever had.

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.

E
Erik J. (United States)
Delicate tea

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.

J
John (United States)
Disappointing.

Old tea.

T
Talia (United States)

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

M
M B. (United States)
Perfect!

I love to enjoy this tea cold brewed or hot. So good either way.

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