Different ways to enjoy Japanese tea
Stories from Ippodo staff Japanese tea gift ideas for friends and for showing your gratitude
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I like that it's small, so they can easily fit it into their bag.

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It's a simple but delightful idea for when everyone is relaxed.

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Drinking a blend by brewing one teabag each of gyokuro and hojicha.

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Staffing a department store in the Kanto area
Enjoying talking with customers.

What’s your regular brand?

Kumpu Small Can w/box

What do you like about it?

I like to give this as a present to friends I play sports or practice with. I also like that it's small, so I can give it to them casually when we're out together, and they can easily fit it into their bag, even if they only carry a small purse.

How do you enjoy it?

I prepare it with boiled water that has been slightly cooled when I want to enjoy richer sweetness, but use boiling hot water directly when I want an invigorating fragrance. Preparing sencha based on how I feel helps me to relax.


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Business development
Constantly studying how to make delicious Japanese tea part of our lives.

What's your regular brand?

Kanro 50g Bag

What do you like about it?

I give this to a couple who always help me out. It's also convenient that it comes in a bag, so I can send it to them in the post along with a handwritten letter in the spring, when the cherry blossoms are blooming.

How do you enjoy it?

This couple likes to hold parties at home. Serving a dessert wine plus a satisfyingly sweet cold-brewed Kanro gyokuro after the meal is a simple but delightful idea for when everyone is relaxed.


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Corporate sales
Forging wonderful relationships with clients throughout Japan.

What's your regular brand?

Teabag Set (2g x12 bags)

What do you like about it?

I really like how convenient it is. It's got all sorts of benefits, like not requiring a kyusu, being easy to carry around, and allowing me to easily enjoy the authentic taste of Japanese tea anywhere.

How do you enjoy it?

When I drink this tea, I put two teabags in a mug, and pour on lots of hot water. One of my Japanese tea connoisseur friends at Ippodo suggests drinking a blend by brewing one teabag each of gyokuro and hojicha together in the same mug.


Different ways to enjoy Japanese tea
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