One Cup Convenience
Each of these convenient, easy-to-use teabags makes one cup of authentic Ippodo tea. Packed with flavorful mecha (shoots and buds), these tetrahedral teabags release the full aroma and flavor of the tea. The box, which includes instructions on the back in both English and Japanese, also makes for a handy travel companion!
A Perfect Collection
The assorted set of 1-cup tea-bags is . This assortment includes 1/3 gyokuro tea-bags, 1/3 sencha tea-bags, and 1/3 hojicha tea-bags. Unlike many tea-bags on the market which use tea "flakes", Ippodo s tea-bags use high quality Mecha - the youngest shoots and buds from the tea plant. Perfect for traveling or bringing to the office, this assorted set also makes a nice gift. Please note that for optimum taste, tea-bag teas should be steeped a little longer than their loose-leaf equivalents.
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Ippodo: The 300-Year-Old Tea House
The Ippodo Tea Company has been producing superior quality green tea in the ancient city of Kyoto, Japan for nearly 300 years. The care Ippodo provides in their cultivation and production methods exemplifies their commitment to continuing the ennobled tradition of Kyoto green tea. For generations, Ippodo has worked passionately to share the blissful experience of drinking green tea with as many people as possible, opening the doors of their Kaboku Tearoom and workshops for the benefit of the general public. Their continued commitment to celebrating and integrating green tea culture through education is a model and inspiration for us.
"To us, tea is not only a beverage, but an experience to be enjoyed and cherished. Sipping on a relaxing cup of tea while reflecting on a special memory; enjoying a nice conversation over tea with a friend or loved one - regardless of the scenario, we want your tea experience to be a satisfying one. We hope you will take the time to explore and discover all the delicate pleasures that each green tea has to offer."
Kyoto, the ancient Japanese capital, has been known for its matcha and green tea for hundreds of years. The climate and mineral-rich soil provide the perfect conditions for green tea cultivation. The grande lineage of Kyoto tea cultivators has left a tradition that optimally harnesses the bounties of their fertile land and produces matcha green tea that garners international respect and renown.