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Medium & Balanced

Hosen - 100g

Hosen is our recommended sencha for those new to our teas. Its classic character is balanced—it is blended to have umami, sweetness, astringency, and aroma in harmonious proportion.

Specifications

Best before
Best before180 days
The best before date is 180 days days from when the tea is packaged in Japan.
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Serving size10 g (2 tbsp.) per pot
Up to 3 pots can be brewed with the same leaves.
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Size 2.8" x 1.6" x 6.9"
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Net weight3.5 oz (100 g)

Taste notes

Hosen is a good introduction to Ippodo sencha. It has gentle sweetness, bright fragrance, and a mellow aftertaste, characteristic of our premium sencha blends. In our medium-rich category, this tea has a balanced character with more umami and sweetness than astringency. Try this sencha first, and brew it in the morning, at teatime, and other times that call for an aromatic, satisfying green tea.

How to prepare

Pot of Hosen
Standard brew
1. Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
 
2. Add hot water
80°C (176°F)
210 mL (7 oz)
Cool water to 80°C by transferring once
3. Brew
60 seconds
4. Serve
Pour out every last drop
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Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
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S.L.
Hosen sencha

Excellent sencha. Brought it home many times from Ippodo store in Tokyo. Expensive here so a treat for my morning tea

B
B.
Perfect balance

Tea with amazing balance, so far my favorite

M
M.M.
Hosen

I think this tea is reasonably good.

M
M.C.
Delightful !

I recently purchased 2 teas from Ippodo, this being one of them. I’m very impressed with the quality of both. As I sip this sencha, I close my eyes and reminisce about past visits to Japan :)

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A.P.

I have enjoyed Ippodo's koicha and usucha for nearly 50 years. This began with my learning Chanoyu at Urasenke in Kyoto. I have been teaching Chanoyu in Boston since 1976, and very frequently serve Ippodo tea during lessons and to friends. It has my great pleasure to know the Watanabe family for many years. I have been drinking various Ippodo sencha each morning, and it is a great way to begin my day. I often have Ippodo matcha in the afternoon. Perhaps it has contributed to my having attained the age of 83. I will continue to enjoy the wonderful teas from Ippodo. Thank you, Allan Sosei Palmer

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