*About Ippodo Teas 一保堂

Located in the heart of Kyoto, Ippodo Tea Co. has been providing the highest quality Japanese green tea for nearly 3 centuries. More than just a retailer, Ippodo is a multi-faceted tea company directly involved in the procurement and blending of carefully selected tea leaves. Ippodo teas are of the finest class, cultivated in the lush fields of Kyoto and the surrounding area. This region is renowned for producing the highest grade of green tea in Japan, thanks largely to its mild misty climate, mineral-rich soil and near-perfect balance of sunshine and rainfall.

Just as tea is blessed by Mother Nature, it is subject to her varying weather patterns. Overcoming these variations is a major hurdle for tea producers trying to provide a consistent flavor. Yet, providing a consistent flavor is Ippodo’s forte. Drawing on nearly 300 years of expertise in blending, Ippodo is famous among its patrons for providing a high quality taste that is consistent not only throughout the year but from year to year. Ippodo’s aim is to ensure that their trademark taste  is inside every package that leaves their plant.

Ippodo 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, they want your tea experience to be a satisfying one.

* Kassako Tea is the only official provider of Ippodo Tea 一保堂 for the United States.

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