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.
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.
Learn how to quickly brew sencha, gyokuro, genmaicha, or hojicha for a group of people. The 3 min. recipe, tips, and favorite teas from Ippodo.
The chasen, a special whisk made from bamboo, is perhaps the most recognizable matcha utensil.
On hot days when a hot cup of tea seems unbearable, we turn to our favorite iced tea recipes. There are different ways to make cold, refreshing Japanese tea, and we recommend different recipes for different tastes.
A matcha latte combines the crisp, green bite of matcha powder with the creaminess of milk. From the variety of matcha to the type of milk and ratios in your recipe, a few factors determine the character of a matcha latte.
If you have leftover hot or iced tea, you’re just one ingredient away from making a potent simple syrup that will easily swap into recipes and keep for weeks in the refrigerator.
If you’re looking for something luxurious to mark a special occasion (or just treating yourself for kicks), gyokuro is what you’re looking for.
Not all green tea is green. In fact, one of the most popular everyday green teas in Japan brews as dark and toasty as coffee.
When your company is 300 years old, keeping historic traditions alive is a critical part of the job. The Watanabe family is that keeper at Ippodo, and as the company’s Vice President, Mrs. Watanabe is Ippodo’s public face.
With centuries of artistic tradition behind them, Japanese tea-making tools are just the thing to turn your at-home tea cupboard or office nook into a calming, beautiful tea room.
80 percent of tea in Japan is made into this loose leaf style, which provides a perfect balance of sweetness, umami, and refreshing astringency. See why we at Ippodo love this classic tea!