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Ippodo Tea- 一保堂茶舗 -
The staff can speak simple everyday English and several informational leaflets are also available in English.
English (The staff can speak simple everyday English.)
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All it takes is to visit this store and you will love and get to know more about Japanese green tea
“Ippodo Tea Co.”, a Japanese green tea specialty store, sells Matcha, Gyokuro, Sencha, and Bancha. With the store history going back nearly 290 years, the high quality of the products goes without saying, and it is also recommended for those who are not familiar with Japanese green tea. You can let the staff know the tea flavor that suits your taste, and they will be more than happy to help you in a kind manner. The staff can speak simple everyday English and several informational leaflets are also available in English. Tea tools and kits are also available, which make drinking Japanese green tea easy and enjoyable. In addition, you can prepare your own tea at a café adjacent to the tea store. Come and visit “Ippodo”, and you will love and want to know more about Japanese green tea.
Matcha / ¥432 ～ ¥4,320
The most popular item, Matcha, which is a finely grounded powder of green tea. The Umami flavor, bitter taste, and rich aroma of Matcha are popular among foreigners. Making Matcha with cold water is recommended for those who like it. *Package will be changed from Nov.2015
Gyokuro / ¥756 ～ ¥32,400
Enjoy the distinctive Umami flavor and sweetness of Gyokuro, which will linger in your mouth. The ones with a light flavor go well with meals.
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Uji-Shimizu / ¥324 ～ ¥1,188
Matcha sweetened with granulated sugar. Those who are not keen on the bitterness of Matcha will enjoy this item. Packaged in individual stick packs, it is highly convenient and portable.
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Hajime-no-Ippodo Matcha Starter Kit / ¥5,400
Making Matcha has never been easier with this kit. It includes all the tools you need to prepare Matcha. It comes with an English manual and is perfect for souvenirs.
How to buy
There is a wide variety of teas available. If you are not familiar with tea, it is recommended that you talk to the staff members about your budget, preference, and purpose, and they will be more than happy to help you select a tea that suits your taste. They will also let you smell the aromas of different teas.
- Shopping Tips -
You can purchase online through Ippodo’s website. The website is also available in English. Ippodo has a branch in New York. The popular item is Matcha Soy Latte.