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Medium & Balanced

Hosen - 80g Bag

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$26

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.

Fresh green teaConsume quickly
The best before date is 180 days from when the tea is packaged in Japan.
Serving size10 g / 0.35 oz (roughly 2 tbsp.)
Up to 3 pots can be brewed with the same leaves.
Size 4.7" × 2.4" × 8.5"
Net weight2.8 oz (80 g)

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.

Ways to Prepare

Our standard recipe for brewing loose-leaf sencha for an easy, every-day drinking experience. The different flavor that you get each time you prepare sencha makes drinking sencha a profound experience. It feels wonderful when you succeed in extracting an exquisite mix of sweetness and astringency to go with your favorite confections.

1. Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Add tea leaves to a kyusu or teapot.
Silver tablespoon filled with dried rolled Ippodo Sencha premium Japanese green tea leaves with
Silver tablespoon filled with dried rolled Ippodo Sencha premium Japanese green tea leaves with
Standard Sencha Brew
Makes one pot
1. Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Add tea leaves to a kyusu or teapot.
2. Add hot water
210 mL (7 oz) 80°C (176°F)
Cool boiling water to 80°C by transferring once.
Silver kettle beside a porcelain teacup and porcelain kyusu with an arrow instructing to transfer tea from teacup to teapot
Silver kettle beside a porcelain teacup and porcelain kyusu with an arrow instructing to transfer tea from teacup to teapot
Standard Sencha Brew
Makes one pot
2. Add hot water
210 mL (7 oz) 80°C (176°F)
Cool boiling water to 80°C by transferring once.
3. Brew
60 seconds
Brew without stirring or disturbing the tea leaves.
Small white porcelain Japanese kyusu teapot with blue logo on lid sitting beside orange stop watch timer on white table
Small white porcelain Japanese kyusu teapot with blue logo on lid sitting beside orange stop watch timer on white table
Standard Sencha Brew
Makes one pot
3. Brew
60 seconds
Brew without stirring or disturbing the tea leaves.
4. Serve
Pour out every last drop.
Enjoy in your favorite teacup or mug.
Pouring light green tea from white porcelain Hasami-yaki kyusu teapot with blue logo into white porcelain Japanese teacup
Pouring light green tea from white porcelain Hasami-yaki kyusu teapot with blue logo into white porcelain Japanese teacup
Standard Sencha Brew
Makes one pot
4. Serve
Pour out every last drop.
Enjoy in your favorite teacup or mug.
Cold brewing brings out the most sweetness and umami from the leaves. Wait in anticipation while the full deliciousness seeps out, then enjoy the ultimate taste. Drink as an accompaniment when you have the time to relax or on your day off. The rush of umami the moment you sip the tea brings a firm sense of happiness.
1. Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Add tea leaves to a kyusu or teapot.
Silver tablespoon filled with dried rolled Ippodo Sencha premium Japanese green tea leaves with
Silver tablespoon filled with dried rolled Ippodo Sencha premium Japanese green tea leaves with
Cold Brew Sencha
Makes one pot
1. Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Add tea leaves to a kyusu or teapot.
2. Add ice water
210 mL (7 oz) Chilled water
Pour chilled water to cover tea leaves.
Pouring water from glass carafe into white porcelain Hasami-yaki teapot containing Gyokuro green tea leaves and ice cubes
Pouring water from glass carafe into white porcelain Hasami-yaki teapot containing Gyokuro green tea leaves and ice cubes
Cold Brew Sencha
Makes one pot
2. Add ice water
210 mL (7 oz) Chilled water
Pour chilled water to cover tea leaves.
3. Brew
15 minutes
Brew without stirring or disturbing the tea leaves.
Small white porcelain Japanese kyusu teapot with blue logo on lid sitting beside orange stop watch timer on white table
Small white porcelain Japanese kyusu teapot with blue logo on lid sitting beside orange stop watch timer on white table
Cold Brew Sencha
Makes one pot
3. Brew
15 minutes
Brew without stirring or disturbing the tea leaves.
4. Serve
Pour out every last drop
Enjoy in your favorite glass, teacup, or mug.
Pouring light green tea from white porcelain Hasami-yaki kyusu teapot with blue logo into white porcelain Japanese teacup
Pouring light green tea from white porcelain Hasami-yaki kyusu teapot with blue logo into white porcelain Japanese teacup
Cold Brew Sencha
Makes one pot
4. Serve
Pour out every last drop
Enjoy in your favorite glass, teacup, or mug.
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