LauraW wrote:Any suggestions on other things to order? I think I'm going to try some of their Sencha,but not quite sure, as I'm still fairly new to green tea. Most of my experience with Japanese green has been the genmaicha at the restaurant where I work, but it's way too bitter/astringent for my taste. Don't know if that's just the water temp being too high, or if I just don't care for it (at this stage anyway, who knows where my tastes will evolve!)
If you are new to Japanese greens I would say some matcha, one bag of sencha (Hosen or upper grade), one of gyokuro (Kanro or upper grade) and one of houjicha.
My typical Ippodo order: six 50gr packages of Kaboku sencha, four 50gr package of Ippoen or Kanro gyokuro, four wakamatsu no mukashi matcha tins, one ummon no mukashi and one bag of houjicha.
By the way, some changes at Ippodo: