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.
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.
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Tea with amazing balance, so far my favorite
I think this tea is reasonably good.
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 :)
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
I've visited Japan three times, with tea a highlight of each trip! I've purchased all of the accoutrements of the right way to brew tea, in Japan. With this pandemic, Ippodo is the way to go to bring an authentic taste of Japan into your home. This is my favorite of all Ippodo, and even other brands, of green teas! Before I brew, I smell the reassuring, pure aroma of this fine tea. Tasting it is even better! I look forward to visiting Japan once again, and sipping and savoring fine tea moments!