House of Matcha

Ceremonial-grade Japanese green tea at its freshest, brought from Kyoto in air-sealed cans

Stephen Cheuk, the designer-turned-trainer and founder of intimate NYC gym S10 Training has another obsession alongside helping clients reach sub-10% body fat (without the use of cardio machines). It’s high-quality, ceremonial-grade matcha. Well aware of the finely ground green tea’s health benefits, Cheuk is a longtime enthusiast who remembers how hard it was to buy in NYC years ago—so he would have friends in Japan …

Ippodo

Kyoto-based and three centuries old, the store brings premium green tea (and a limited edition spring matcha) to NYC

Just a few blocks from the hustle and bustle of Grand Central Station lies the serene Ippodo, hidden inside the ground level of Michelin-starred restaurant Kajitsu, which specializes in all-vegetarian Japanese Shojin cuisine. Not to be confused with the wildly popular ramen hotspot in the East Village of the same name, Ippodo has been producing high-quality tea for almost three centuries in the heart of …