Yesterday I stopped by Ippodo Tea with my brother and Siu. For a tea lover (specifically matcha) it's definitely a place to visit. There's craftsmanship and care put into each cup of matcha with a variety of teas to choose from. If you're looking for real matcha, this is the real deal. They also offer classes, one of which I'm looking forward to signing up for.
So far, the best matcha I've ever had. I'm looking forward to the day when I get to visit their Kyoto and Tokyo shops. Do you guys like matcha and/or tea? What's your favorite?
Ippodo Tea can be found at E. 39th between Park and Lexington Ave.
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