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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's main store in Kyoto is located on Teramachi Street, which runs north and south along the eastern side of the Kyoto Imperial Palace.Learn more
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Our 2022 selection of Japanese teas and utensils, for gifts or for your own use at every occasion this season.
With the springtime comes the beloved blossoming of cherry tree flowers in Japan. In Kyoto, where Ippodo Tea was founded, after the bonds of winter loosen, these flowers transform the city into a pink wonderland.