Essential Matcha Kit


From Ippodo—a Kyoto-based company that has made high-quality tea for almost three centuries—comes this Essential Matcha Kit. Included in the all-in-one set: high-grade matcha, white tea bowl, bamboo ladle, tea strainer, whisk and even a whisk stand for storage. The matcha is a rich, smooth iteration called Horai that combines sweetness, bitterness and umami. It’s a lovely set for experts and rookies, and for the latter there are instructions too.