If you don't know by now, I love tea. I love the variety of tastes and types; I prefer tea in its purest form. After visiting Ippodo Tea House (here) I immediately signed up for one of their tea classes. It wasn't any ordinary tea class but one for Shincha, a rare tea that is harvested only once a year. It was an amazing experience to learn more about tea, brew my own and connect with others over our love of all things tea.
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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