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Picture of Dark beige sealed packaging bag with maroon designs and Japanese and English writing for Iribancha "smoky aroma" teabags Picture of White pyramid shaped One-Pot Teabag filled with Iribancha smoky tea by Ippodo in dark tea in white porcelain kyusu teapot Picture of White pyramid shaped One-Pot Teabag of Ippodo Iribancha steeping in smoky brown tea in glass kyusu teapot
Uniquely Smoky

Iribancha One-Pot Teabags - 18 Bags

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$16

Iribancha is produced by roasting green tea leaves flat until they start to smoke. This tea has a distinct smoky aroma, with a soft taste.

Fresh green teaConsume quickly
The best before date is 180 days from when the tea is packaged in Japan.
Serving size1 teabag per pot (10 fl oz.)
Size 5.9" × 1.6" × 9.6"
Net weight4.4 oz (0.24 oz per bag)
Quantity18 teabags

Iribancha, also called Kyobancha, is known for its unique smoky aroma and its refreshing flavor. People in Kyoto have long enjoyed Iribancha with meals and throughout the day to stay hydrated. Since it has less caffeine than other green teas, less-sensitive people also drink it in the evening to relax.

Iribancha is produced by using the large leaves, stems, and small twigs that remain on the tea tree after the first harvest. These leaves and stems are steamed, baked, and then roasted on a hot pan until they start to smoke. This process gives Iribancha its memorable smoky character.

These Iribancha One-pot Teabags are made from crushing large loose-leaf Iribancha into smaller leaves to fit into large pyramid sachets, making it easier and faster to brew. The package is re-sealable, making it ideal for storing the teabags, and is printed with preparation instructions and a description of the tea in both English and Japanese.

Note for first-timers: Iribancha has a distinct flavor that can be an acquired taste. We recommend newcomers trying it for the first time start with one package.

Ways to Prepare

In a Kyusu
  • Add 1 teabag in 14 oz (400 ml) of freshly boiled water.
  • Wait 5 minutes, remove teabag and enjoy!
To make a large batch.
  • Add 2 teabags in 1 quart (1 liter) of freshly boiled water.
  • Wait 5 minutes, remove teabags and enjoy!
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