Different ways to enjoy Japanese tea
Stories from Ippodo staff What Japanese tea do you choose to give to those special people in your life?
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Tea that goes well with a heart-warming letter

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A set with teas for different situations and moods

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The gift of a life enriched by matcha

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Tokyo Marunouchi Store
The store’s conductor, bringing all the individual performances together.

What’s your regular brand?

Kaboku Small Can w/ box

What do you like about it?

At the end of the year, I give Kaboku to people who helped me out. Sencha is the archetypal Japanese tea, and Kaboku provides bold flavour with rich sweetness and umami, followed by a satisfying aftertaste. That makes it a gift I can give with confidence. People like the attractive can with Ippodo’s classic orange label.

How do you give it to people?

Preparing the tea is part of the experience, so I add a note suggesting that they take their time and prepare the tea using boiled water that has been slightly cooled.


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Kyoto Main Store
Serving as a reliable, reassuring presence at our Main Store.

What’s your regular brand?

Gokujo Hojicha / Obukucha Set of Medium Cans

What do you like about it?

This set comes with three types of Japanese tea, each in a can with its own distinctive design. When people have been a great help to me, I chose this because I want them to break out into a big smile when they open it.

How do you give it to people?

This set provides a choice of teas to suit different situations and moods. I select a set with Obukucha to boost the sense of a fresh start as they welcome in the new year.


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Ippodo Tea, New York
Working to help more people discover Japanese tea.

What’s your regular brand?

Essential Matcha Kit

What do you like about it?

I choose this kit because it contains matcha and all of the utensils required to make matcha a part of your life. The people I give it to can start enjoying matcha right away.

How do you give it to people?

I give this kit to people in the hope that it will help add colour and variety to their daily life, providing them with another option in addition to coffee and black tea.


Different ways to enjoy Japanese tea
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