For those looking for a classic fine gyokuro, Rimpo is an excellent choice. With enough umami to represent the true character of gyokuro, Rimpo is the perfect gyokuro for those looking for a balanced tea with little bit less fullness than the highest grades of gyokuro.
Being a shade-cultivated tea, gyokuro is rich in theanine-an amino acid responsible for its full-bodied, mellow, and thick sweetness. In Japan, there is a special name for this taste: umami. Generally, the higher the grade, the richer the umami taste. Gyokuro fans love this tea for its sweet, less-astringent nature and its deep-green aroma.
- Place 10g (2 tbsp.) in kyusu teapot
- Add 210 ml (7 oz) of chilled water
- Brew for 15 min.
* Make another pot using the same tea leaves. Brew the 2nd pot for 7min., and the 3rd pot for 3 min.