Sample the Japanese Tea Standards

Sample the Japanese Tea Standards

Five varieties of Japanese green tea from Ippodo. Credit Patricia Wall/The New York Times

Ippodo, a Japanese tea company based in Kyoto, has just introduced an elegant green-tea sampler. Tidy canisters hold five typical styles: powdered matcha, whole-leaf sencha, shade-grown gyokuro, nutty roasted hojicha and genmaicha, a tea mixed with brown rice: Set of five green teas, $80; three green teas, $55;

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