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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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!
this seems to give you the equivalent of a cuddle, both calming and enriching.
Very good sencha taste. Somewhat bitter and strong taste that wakes me up fast in the morning.
I use the same leaves three times. Good value.
This tea is delicious. Well worth the price.
Brewed at 1/2 strength (1 Tbsp instead of the recommended 2), I really enjoyed this tea! There is a definite bitterness to it up front but it is light and doesn't impact the experience negatively. I can drink this tea any time of day but especially enjoy it at night after dinner.