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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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Matcha Latte

An easy recipe for preparing at home to enjoy with breakfast or as a snack.

Hot water being poured into Japanese artisan made ivory kyusu Japanese teapot from shining stainless steel stovetop kettle

Piping Hot Sencha

Hot brewing is a quick and easy way to get delicious tea. This recipe makes for a more refreshing and exhilarating experience.

Pouring roasted Hojicha tea from Ivory Kyusu into white Hasami-yaki porcelain teacups on wood cross-section Marubon tray

Standard Hojicha Brew

Our standard recipe for brewing loose-leaf hojicha. The light flavors of bancha teas work well for any occasion.

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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

52 Tokiwagi-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0915
Store: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Kaboku Tearoom: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Last call at 4:30 pm)
Store and Tearoom are 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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Green tea being poured into glass from white porcelain Hakuji Kyusu teapot beside plates of chocolate cupcakes whipped cream

Tea & Chocolate

At Ippodo we often suggest chocolates to pair with teas like matcha, sencha, gyokuro, and bancha. And, occasionally we will feature a tea with a chocolate dessert in a special menu in our tearooms.

Verdant green smooth and thick koicha Ippodo matcha in tilted black artisan-crafted ceramic tea bowl and coating the sides

Koicha, for a Next-Level Matcha Experience

Koicha ("thick tea") is a style of preparing matcha with a thick density. True to its name, a properly-made koicha has a consistency somewhere in-between maple syrup and warm honey.

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.