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    Ippodo Tea Co. Tsukikage Special Matcha

    Country of Origin: Japan Leaf Appearance: bright green, powdered Ingredients: green tea Steep Time: n/a Water Temperature: approximately 175 degrees Preparation Method: traditional, bamboo whisk and bowl Liquor: dark green I picked up this seasonal matcha when I visited Ippodo Tea Co.’s shop in New York City. It’s only available in autumn and the sample I had tried in the store was delicious. I’ll be honest, I bought it mostly because of the adorable box that is decorated with tea blossoms. As often as I make tea, I am generally pretty terrible at making matcha. That doesn’t stop me from trying though. The color was so vibrant that it was impossible to capture the…

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    Tea Places: Ippodo Tea Co.

    Ippodo Tea has been on my “to do” list for a while. I always seemed to be in their neighborhood outside of their business hours. This past weekend I got done with work early and I was determined to visit. Their space isn’t much more than a kiosk inside of the restaurant Kajitsu. It is still a Japanese tea lover’s dream. The selection was fairly small and on the high-end side of things. You won’t find teas like this in any other NYC tea shops. The staff was incredibly friendly and they were all at the ready to answer any questions that I had. I was offered a small cup of matcha which…