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Hosen - 100g

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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.

Ways to Prepare

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

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Ronald W. (United States)
Delicious tea. Fast delivery.

Ippodo teas are delicious. Drinking them makes our family feel like we’re back in Kyoto. The ordering process is easy and delivery is very fast!

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Gregory G. (United States)
Great Sencha (Hosen) from the grand masters of tea

Without a doubt, the best green tea shipped regularly to my home. Very balanced and stepped at 175 F, produces an outstanding Hosen tea. I am reminded of the many trips I took to Kyoto.

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Ted N. (United States)
Ippodo excellent tea

I really love the way Ippodo crafts their tea. No stems at all, beautiful color, shape and scent of leaves. Brewed as directed, the result is a full round, balanced tea. Little to no bitterness fresh taste. I received their Shincha at the same time and both are great. Shincha is a must try!

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Joan M. (United States)
SPOT ON!!!!!!

I was given some green tea from Japan as a gift, and it was the best green tea I ever tasted, so sweet and tender. I inquired of the gift giver how to go about ordering more of that tea, but one can only obtain that tea in Japan, as the company does not ship it anywhere. But she found a comparable company to order from, which was IPPODO TEA. So I ordered this Hosen with great trepidation yet anticipation of it being the same. Well let me tell you...it was actually even BETTER than the original!!! I did not think that was possible! I actually crave this tea daily, and add nothing to it at all, it is so deliciously perfect. Thank you IPPODO! I will be a recurring customer for sure!

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Steve L. (Canada)
Hosen sencha

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

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