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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 & Milk

Matcha Latte

Combine matcha's natural sweetness and crisp green bite with the creamy texture of milk.
Makes one pot

Iced Sencha

For a fast, fragrant pitcher of iced tea, brew a strong batch of sencha using boiling hot water, and then pour over ice, diluting its strength and balancing its flavor.
Makes one pot

Cold Brew Gyokuro

Cold brew with just ice and clean water to bring out gyokuro's full lushness, natural sweetness, and umami.

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Our Shops

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)
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

Ippodo Tea Blog

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How to Choose a Chawan

How to Choose a Chawan

The chawan – matcha bowl – has been the standard way to enjoy matcha since it was first brought to Japan over 400 years ago.
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Get Ready: Shincha 2024

Crafted from tea leaves that were growing in a field only a few days prior, Ippodo’s Shincha is delivered right after harvest. There is only once chance per year to experience its fresh, fleeting character.
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.