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Serving green tea from brown clay Ippodo Yakishime Kyusu Japanese Banko-yaki teapot into two tall brown handmade ceramic cups Whisking verdant green koicha matcha in speckled charcoal ceramic tea bowl on dark table using 100-tip Japanese bamboo Chasen

About Ippodo Tea

We are a family-run Japanese tea company founded in 1717, in the heart of Kyoto. For generations, we have upheld a tradition of aromatic, well-balanced teas by carefully selecting, blending, and crafting each of our 30+ blends.

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Ippodo Tea is sold worldwide through our online shops. You can also find our tea in our several store locations, from our original shop in Kyoto to our outpost in Tokyo.

Kyoto Main Store

Address
52 Tokiwagi-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0915
+81-75-211-4018
Hours
Store: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Kaboku Tearoom: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Last call at 4:30 pm)
The store is closed on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Ippodo's main store in Kyoto is located on Teramachi Street, which runs north and south along the eastern side of the Kyoto Imperial Palace.

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Black storefront of Ippodo Tea's flagship store, tearoom and headquarters in Kyoto, Japan with lush cherry blossom trees

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Small plate with sample of Ippodo Obukucha tea with roasted rice beside teacup of brewed tea and brown clay Yakishimi kyusu

Featuring Obukucha, Our New Year’s Genmaicha

There is a long tradition of drinking Obukucha in January in Japan to bring good fortune in the coming year.

Iribancha, Kyoto's Daily Tea

Iribancha, Kyoto's Daily Tea

Iribancha is surprising for many trying it for the first time, given its strong, smoky fragrance.

One prepared teacup of tea and one loose sample of powder for each of Ippodo's three premium matchas: Kanza, Kuon and Ummon

What is the difference between our matcha blends? (Part II)

This is part two of a two-part series comparing our grades of matcha, where we explore the differences among the highest class matchas in our lineup.