Interest check: Ippodo's Tokusen Gyokuro, Premium grade only sold at Kyoto Main Store

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Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:24 am

How does this gyokuro compare to other top Gyokuros like Kettl's Mare Gyokuro?
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Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:09 pm

chofmann wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:24 am
How does this gyokuro compare to other top Gyokuros like Kettl's Mare Gyokuro?
Hi, I haven’t tried Kettl’s gyokuro so can’t comment. What can you share about this group, haven’t heard of them before? Ippodo’s special select is the best I’ve had 2 years in a row. Umami rich, elegant, crazy smooth, brothy...oh wow.
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Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:15 pm

Kettl does a good job sourcing very high end Japanese teas. I've met many of the farmers that they work with and they all speak quite highly of the founder.

At Leafy Green, we've used several of their teas as "benchmarks" when deciding what tea we want to carry.
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:47 pm

I will be closing this interest check by Friday September 13th. So if anyone else is interested in trying to get this gyokuro let me know here by Friday :) 🍃
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:06 pm

i found another post about this tea: viewtopic.php?p=592#p592
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:40 pm

Thanks, Victoria. I would like 50g if available.
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:02 pm

I would be interested in 50g if you get some.

Thanks for doing this
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Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:08 pm

Still going back and forth with Ippodo as to availability for our group.
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Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:21 pm

Oops, it did not occur to me to share this offering with the NY Tea Society until now 😩
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Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:24 pm

Shine Magical wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:21 pm
Oops, it did not occur to me to share this offering with the NY Tea Society until now 😩
It’s okay, I feel availability is very limited...
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Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:31 am

Availability of 50g cans at 6,000 JPY is looking very promising 🌞🍃
They want to ship everything directly to me (they don’t typically ship out of store in Kyoto), so a little extra in shipping charges will occur in order to then get cans to everyone’s individual location.
Will update as soon as I get 100% confirmation.
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Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:36 am

Sweet. Thanks for the update. I do not regret sharing my trip to Kyoto with my Mom--it was great to have an adventure like that together--but it did limit how many tea-related things I could do in a day. Did not get to Ippodo, or Fukujuen (seemed like Fukujuen was always closed, day or night, when I was on foot nearby, but always open when I passed on a bus with another destination in mind).
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Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:42 am

Victoria, I am curious how you are communicating with them. Are you speaking English with someone from the Kyoto branch? Or do I not know that you speak Japanese :D
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Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:01 pm

Ippodo Order is a GO 🌈💫🌞
50 gram canister 6,000 JPY

Only one 50 gram canister per participant is available.
I will pay in advance directly to Ippodo and ship from California to participants. Once I know shipping cost per canister I will let you know.

If anyone who said they wanted to be in on this special order has changed their mind - Please Let Me Know. @Shine Magical, @AtlasRisen, @Teachronicles, @Brent D, @debunix, @Pete, @Frisbeehead, @pedant, @Chip
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Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:15 pm

Sounds good to me

Thank you
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