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Ippodo Tea - Main store in Kyoto, Kyoto

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  • As someone with no experience with quality tea, the visit to Ippodo was great. The sales lady spoke good english and described in detail the different tea selection that they offer. She also gave us a...  more »
  • We went to this place as it was recommended to us by some friends. They have a shop where you can taste and buy different varieties of tea. They also have a restaurant where you can sit down and have ...  more »
  • Ippodo in Kyoto was one of the shops I was really looking forward to visit again, not only for the tea itself, but also for the atmosphere and service. Almost worth traveling 10000km ... Had been ther...  more »
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  • The staff was incredibly knowledgable and helped us make great decisions. We sat in the tea room and were treated to a one-on-one training about how to prepare and poor our tea selections. The portions will be smaller than your average coffee shop back home. The experience of trying ancient teas exclusive to Kyoto is where the value lies. The flavors are very unique and probably not what Westerners are usually accustomed to, which adds to the experience if you're adventurous. The fact that Ippodo has been selling tea in Kyoto for 300 years and was the official tea provider of the imperial family made the experience even more special. Highly recommended Old Kyoto experience, even if you're not a tea-fanatic.
  • They've got different varieties of Matcha, Green tea and Roasted tea. They also have English speaking staff who helped us pick the right intensity and helped us learn about each type of tea and how to brew as well. Their Matcha tastes amazing I definitely should have bought more!!
  • We ordered a tea that is only available in Kyoto, don't quite remember the name. They provide a soft or hard sweet to go with the tea. The serving portion of the tea is small, so don't expect alot. The tea is not prepared in front of you, but if you get a counter seat you can see them prepare it. If you are able to sample more than one tea definitely try it. Cost wise they range from 600 - over 1,000 yen.
  • Lovely tea shop with very knowledgeable staff. The street is really lovely to walk along as well. We bought bags of Hojicha!
  • Delicious tea. Lots of staff speak English well and we're able to explain in detail the best way to prepare the tea.