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Light & Smooth

Tekiro - 50g

$23

Tekiro is a versatile gyokuro with a light body and a smooth character. Enjoy during a meal and throughout the day.

Fresh green teaConsume quickly
The best before date is 180 days from when the tea is packaged in Japan.
Serving size10 g / 0.35 oz (roughly 2 tbsp.)
Up to 3 pots can be brewed with the same leaves.
Size 4.3" × 7.9" × 1"
Net weight1.8 oz (50 g)

Tekiro’s light body and smooth character make it a good tea for drinking throughout the day. When brewed at the standard 140°F, it has just enough sweetness and richness to be satisfying at mellow, slow tea sessions.

For a different experience altogether, brew with hot water for just 30 seconds, just like a bancha tea. Boiling water brings out a wonderful misty fragrance and a crisp taste from Tekiro. This method is good for enjoying during or after a meal, or for when you want a mug of tea to sip while reading a book.

Ways to Prepare

Our standard recipe for brewing loose-leaf gyokuro. Brew a cup when you feel you need a change of pace. The concentrated umami in the cup can feel as though it had been squeezed out of freshly-picked tea leaves. To get all the umami, make sure to cool the water sufficiently after boiling.

1. Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Add tea leaves to a kyusu or teapot.
Silver tablespoon filled with dried rolled Ippodo Gyokuro premium Japanese green tea leaves with
Silver tablespoon filled with dried rolled Ippodo Gyokuro premium Japanese green tea leaves with
Standard Gyokuro Brew
Makes one pot
1. Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Add tea leaves to a kyusu or teapot.
2. Add hot water
80 mL (3 oz) 60°C (140°F)
Cool boiling water to 60°C by transferring 3 times.
Three porcelain teacups beside a small porcelain kyusu with arrows instructing to transfer tea from one vessel to the next
Three porcelain teacups beside a small porcelain kyusu with arrows instructing to transfer tea from one vessel to the next
Standard Gyokuro Brew
Makes one pot
2. Add hot water
80 mL (3 oz) 60°C (140°F)
Cool boiling water to 60°C by transferring 3 times.
3. Brew
90 seconds
Brew without stirring or disturbing the tea leaves.
Small white porcelain Japanese kyusu teapot with blue logo on lid sitting beside orange stop watch timer on white table
Small white porcelain Japanese kyusu teapot with blue logo on lid sitting beside orange stop watch timer on white table
Standard Gyokuro Brew
Makes one pot
3. Brew
90 seconds
Brew without stirring or disturbing the tea leaves.
4. Serve
Pour out every last drop.
Enjoy in your favorite teacup or mug.
Pouring light green tea from white porcelain Hasami-yaki kyusu teapot with blue logo into white porcelain Japanese teacup
Pouring light green tea from white porcelain Hasami-yaki kyusu teapot with blue logo into white porcelain Japanese teacup
Standard Gyokuro Brew
Makes one pot
4. Serve
Pour out every last drop.
Enjoy in your favorite teacup or mug.

Hot brewing is a quick and easy way to get delicious tea. This recipe makes for a more refreshing and exhilarating experience. Boiling hot water brings out a lot of astringency, so brewing quickly is vital. Prepared like this, the tea is very light but still has an enjoyable flavor and goes great with mealtime.

1. Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Add tea leaves to a kyusu or teapot.
Silver tablespoon filled with dried rolled Ippodo Gyokuro premium Japanese green tea leaves with
Silver tablespoon filled with dried rolled Ippodo Gyokuro premium Japanese green tea leaves with
Piping Hot Gyokuro
Makes one pot
1. Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Add tea leaves to a kyusu or teapot.
2. Add boiling water
210 mL (7 oz) 100°C (212°F)
Pour boiling water to cover tea leaves.
Pouring hot water from silver kettle into ivory Tokoname-yaki ceramic kyusu teapot
Pouring hot water from silver kettle into ivory Tokoname-yaki ceramic kyusu teapot
Piping Hot Gyokuro
Makes one pot
2. Add boiling water
210 mL (7 oz) 100°C (212°F)
Pour boiling water to cover tea leaves.
3. Brew
30 seconds
Brew without stirring or disturbing the tea leaves.
Ivory Tokoname-yaki ceramic kyusu teapot set beside orange clock timer on white table
Ivory Tokoname-yaki ceramic kyusu teapot set beside orange clock timer on white table
Piping Hot Gyokuro
Makes one pot
3. Brew
30 seconds
Brew without stirring or disturbing the tea leaves.
4. Serve
Pour out every last drop.
Enjoy in your favorite teacup or mug.
Pouring green tea from ivory Tokoname-yaki ceramic kyusu teapot into small white porcelain Japanese teacup
Pouring green tea from ivory Tokoname-yaki ceramic kyusu teapot into small white porcelain Japanese teacup
Piping Hot Gyokuro
Makes one pot
4. Serve
Pour out every last drop.
Enjoy in your favorite teacup or mug.
When you want a cooling drink with a refined flavor, being able to prepare cold tea immediately is highly convenient. Brew our piping hot recipe for twice as long, then pour over ice. The pure, clean taste quenches your thirst and soothes your mind.
1. Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Add tea leaves to a kyusu or teapot.
Silver tablespoon filled with dried rolled Ippodo Gyokuro premium Japanese green tea leaves with
Silver tablespoon filled with dried rolled Ippodo Gyokuro premium Japanese green tea leaves with
Iced Gyokuro
Makes one pot
1. Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Add tea leaves to a kyusu or teapot.
2. Add boiling water
210 mL (7 oz) 100°C (212°F)
Pour boiling water to cover tea leaves.
Pouring water from glass carafe into white porcelain Hasami-yaki teapot containing Gyokuro green tea leaves and ice cubes
Pouring water from glass carafe into white porcelain Hasami-yaki teapot containing Gyokuro green tea leaves and ice cubes
Iced Gyokuro
Makes one pot
2. Add boiling water
210 mL (7 oz) 100°C (212°F)
Pour boiling water to cover tea leaves.
3. Brew
60 seconds
Brew without stirring or disturbing the tea leaves.
Small white porcelain Japanese kyusu teapot with blue logo on lid sitting beside orange stop watch timer on white table
Small white porcelain Japanese kyusu teapot with blue logo on lid sitting beside orange stop watch timer on white table
Iced Gyokuro
Makes one pot
3. Brew
60 seconds
Brew without stirring or disturbing the tea leaves.
4. Serve over plenty of ice
Pour out every last drop.
Enjoy in your favorite glass, teacup or mug.
Pouring green tea from ivory Tokoname-yaki ceramic kyusu teapot over ice in small glass
Pouring green tea from ivory Tokoname-yaki ceramic kyusu teapot over ice in small glass
Iced Gyokuro
Makes one pot
4. Serve over plenty of ice
Pour out every last drop.
Enjoy in your favorite glass, teacup or mug.
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