White packaging bag for Tenka-Ichi Gyokuro by Ippodo Tea with grey pointillism teapot and brown writing and designs
White packaging bag for Tenka-Ichi Gyokuro by Ippodo Tea with grey pointillism teapot and brown writing and designs Back of white packaging with brown writing for Tenka-Ichi Gyokuro by Ippodo Tea showing Japanese and English instructions Loose leaf darker green rolled dried Ippodo Tenka-Ichi Gyokuro premium Japanese green tea on white plate on white table Pouring green tea from white porcelain Kiyomizu-yaki kyusu teapot with blue logo into white porcelain teacup on teal table
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Tenka-ichi - 50g

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Tenka-ichi is the gyokuro with the most decadent, lush character in our selection.

Shelf lifeConsume quickly
The best before date is 180 days from when it is freshly packaged in Japan. For the best experience, consume within around one month of opening.
Serving size10 g / 0.35 oz (~2 Tbsp.)
Up to 3 pots can be brewed with the same leaves.
Size 3.9" × 1" × 7.9"
Net weight1.8 oz (50 g)

Tenka-ichi means “the best under the heavens.” True to its name, this gyokuro represents the pinnacle of luscious umami in our selection. We produce this blend from the top gyokuro farms in the Kyoto area. Its taste is smooth and robust, its aroma sings, and its aftertaste lingers with layers of complexity. We recommend enjoying this remarkable tea slowly at contemplative tea sessions. We also recommend Tenka-ichi as cold brew, to taste the full potential of its deep umami and sweetness.

Ways to Prepare

Our standard recipe for brewing loose-leaf gyokuro. Brew a cup when you feel you need a change of pace.

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
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
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
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
4. Serve
Pour out every last drop.
Enjoy in your favorite teacup or mug.

Cold brew with just ice and clean water to bring out gyokuro's full lushness, natural sweetness, and umami.

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
Cold Brew Gyokuro
1. Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Add tea leaves to a kyusu or teapot.
2. Add ice water
210 mL (7 oz) Chilled water
Pour chilled 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
Cold Brew Gyokuro
2. Add ice water
210 mL (7 oz) Chilled water
Pour chilled water to cover tea leaves.
3. Brew
15 minutes
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
Cold Brew Gyokuro
3. Brew
15 minutes
Brew without stirring or disturbing the tea leaves.
4. Serve
Pour out every last drop.
Enjoy in your favorite glass, 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
Cold Brew Gyokuro
4. Serve
Pour out every last drop.
Enjoy in your favorite glass, teacup, or mug.
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