Different ways to enjoy Japanese tea
Stories from Ippodo staff My choice for a summer gift
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A great all-purpose bancha, delicious hot or cold!

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I choose genmaicha, which is popular with everyone.

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A superb, compact gift that allows you to fully appreciate Japanese tea.

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Accounting
Keeping watch over Ippodo's cash accounts

What's your regular brand?

Gokujo Hojicha (Roasted Tea) Extra-Large Can w/box

What do you like about it?

Gokujo Hojicha is a great all-purpose tea that is delicious either hot or cold. During the summer, working in an air-conditioned office, I warm myself up during breaks by drinking piping hot hojicha. But when I'm still hot after going outside, I like to prepare hojicha on the strong side, then pour it into a glass full of ice and gulp the tea down once it's really cold.

How do you give it to people?

I give people the extra-large can, because I want them to be able to enjoy the tea as an everyday drink. As a gift to show respect, the box gives it the right tone of formality. But when I give it to family or friends, I make it into a present that is more casual but still beautiful by just having the can wrapped directly, without the box.


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Accounting
Key mover in setting up accounting systems.

What's your regular brand?

One-Pot Teabag Genmaicha (10g x 9 bags)

What do you like about it?

The One-Pot Teabag series products make preparing tea very easy, always leaving people happy. One-Pot Teabag Genmaicha produces Japanese tea with a refreshing taste and the wonderful aroma of roasted brown rice, and is popular with people of all ages. I want the people who receive it to be able to enjoy large batches of delicious, cold-brewed genmaicha during the hot summer.

How do you give it to people?

When I'm visiting family and friends back home and giving them the tea in person, I show them different types of One-Pot Teabags, and let them choose the one they like. When I'm sending it to people, rather than giving it in person, I put more than one type of One-Pot Teabag in a gift box. That’s always popular, because it allows them to choose based on how they happen to feel at the time.


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Public relations
Launching projects and events!

What's your regular brand?

Gyokuro Tekiro (50g) Sencha Shoike-no-o (85g) 2-Pack of Small Cans

What do you like about it?

This compact set conveys the delicious range of tastes available with Japanese tea. I encourage people to enjoy the greater sweetness and umami flavour produced by cold brewing.

How do you give it to people?

I give this to good friends I'm not able to meet very often. I add a traditional gift message to the package. It's a way of asking how they’re doing.


Different ways to enjoy Japanese tea
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