Ippodo tea is served and sold at Kajitsu , NYC

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Ippodo tea is served and sold at Kajitsu , NYC

Postby zencha » Mar 22nd, '13, 10:51

Kyoto-import Ippodo tea is served and sold at the restaurant.
http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2013/03/k ... -hill.html
Kajitsu,125 E. 39th St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 212-228-4873

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Re: Ippodo tea is served and sold at Kajitsu , NYC

Postby Chip » Mar 22nd, '13, 16:48

A few of us were fortunate to attend the pre grand opening ... party on March 11th.

http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=18396

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Re: Ippodo tea is served and sold at Kajitsu , NYC

Postby zencha » Mar 22nd, '13, 19:06

thanks for the link !
i was at their "shop" within the restaurant today and was told there's no tea room . just bulk tea , teawares , and to go for sale from the counter .
while much smaller and different from their shops in kyoto and tokyo , felt like i was back in japan .

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Re: Ippodo tea is served and sold at Kajitsu , NYC

Postby iGo » Mar 22nd, '13, 20:34

Stopped in after work for a gyokuro. Mellow, sweet and round.

The proprietor smiled when I mentioned TC.

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Re: Ippodo tea is served and sold at Kajitsu , NYC

Postby zencha » Mar 22nd, '13, 20:42

so it is a teahouse ?
what's the secret password ? :)

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Re: Ippodo tea is served and sold at Kajitsu , NYC

Postby Chip » Mar 22nd, '13, 21:01

iGo wrote:Stopped in after work for a gyokuro. Mellow, sweet and round.

The proprietor smiled when I mentioned TC.

Was it Ricciero (I have to look up the spelling later ... )? He told me it was opening on March 21. If I understood him correctly (on both points), I think he "runs" the tea area.

It is too bad you cannot sit and drink tea ... but I understand as well as space is at a premium.

I believe TC is required reading for everyone at Ippodo. :wink: I think they are going to put it in each room on JUMBO screen monitors! :mrgreen: Well, that was my suggestion ... :idea: 8)

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Postby Chip » Mar 22nd, '13, 21:04

zencha wrote:thanks for the link !
i was at their "shop" within the restaurant today and was told there's no tea room . just bulk tea , teawares , and to go for sale from the counter .
while much smaller and different from their shops in kyoto and tokyo , felt like i was back in japan .

It is always exciting (I get that "ooooo" sensation :mrgreen: ) to see the teas and teawares we see online from Japan ... in real life!

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Re: Ippodo tea is served and sold at Kajitsu , NYC

Postby iGo » Mar 22nd, '13, 21:08

zencha wrote:so it is a teahouse ?
what's the secret password ? :)


A teahouse only in the sense that they will brew tea for you, but it's strictly take-out.

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Re: Ippodo tea is served and sold at Kajitsu , NYC

Postby TIM » Mar 22nd, '13, 23:45

iGo wrote:
zencha wrote:so it is a teahouse ?
what's the secret password ? :)


A teahouse only in the sense that they will brew tea for you, but it's strictly take-out.


Or you can go upstairs and have an amazing 'smoked Tea' for the whole meal. Which I did today :) Yum!

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Re: Ippodo tea is served and sold at Kajitsu , NYC

Postby Chip » Mar 23rd, '13, 00:10

TIM wrote:
iGo wrote:
zencha wrote:so it is a teahouse ?
what's the secret password ? :)


A teahouse only in the sense that they will brew tea for you, but it's strictly take-out.


Or you can go upstairs and have an amazing 'smoked Tea' for the while meal. Which I did today :) Yum!

Shuweeet!

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Re: Ippodo tea is served and sold at Kajitsu , NYC

Postby zencha » Mar 23rd, '13, 01:05

the iribancha ? ; amazing !
... from their lunch menu : Complimentary Tea – Ippodo Iribancha

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Re: Ippodo tea is served and sold at Kajitsu , NYC

Postby guitar9876 » Mar 24th, '13, 00:54

I stopped by today! They served me some matcha, I got some gyokuro to go and of course I couldn't resist buying some tea.

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Re: Ippodo tea is served and sold at Kajitsu , NYC

Postby Buzz Fledderjohn » May 22nd, '13, 15:02

So...it's strictly take-out? No, sitting down with a pot/bowl of tea and wagashi? I'm just trying to figure out if it is worth the trip to pick up some shincha.

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