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Freshly Brewed Matcha at Ippodo Tea House 一保堂茶舗

A piece of Kyoto in New York City

Ippodo (一保堂茶舗) is a venerable Kyoto tea house that has specialised in Japanese green tea for more than 300 years. In other words, Ippodo is heralded as the Japanese tea industry’s crème de la crème. From matcha to hojicha, Ippodo sells a variety of loose-leaf teas; although I haven’t tried all of them yet, I’ve been told each boasts strikingly distinct flavors. Anyways, when Ippodo finally decided to open a store outside of Japan, tea enthusiasts were ecstatic (check out another blogger Alexis’ post here!). Ippodo NY offers freshly brewed teas of your choice, alongside seasonal drinks such as Matcha Slushies and Green Tea Lattes.

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In front: Selection of teas available for purchase In the back: Hot water ready for fresh tea brewing

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Ippodo NY has a wonderful bar-like setting where you get to choose your teas whilst having a hot cup of matcha to go

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Brewing Matcha the traditional way

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A hot cup of Ippodo Matcha for the Winter

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The Matcha Slushie we had in the summertime (it’s a little chilly for that now, but I definitely recommend trying it come next summer!)

A short post because I haven’t done one in a while. Moving to NYC is a whirlwind of fun but it just keeps me so incredibly busy. Hope you get a warm cup of Japanese tea to-go because it’s getting cold now!

love,
eatprayjade x.

Ippodo
Address //
125 East 39th Street, New York, New York 10016
Website //
http://www.ippodo-tea.co.jp/
Tel //
(212) 370-0609

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