Ippodo Matcha Tea Tasting in Yumiko Iihoshi Porcelain
一保堂茶舗 & イイホシ ユミコ
On Friday 1 November and Saturday 2 November, The Stand in The Shop at Japan House London holds a special event for visitors to taste Ippodo matcha green tea, specially prepared in Yumiko Iihoshi porcelain for this occasion. This event is attended by representatives from Ippodo, a high grade green tea provider from Kyoto, and potter/maker Yumiko Iihoshi.
This event coincides with Yumiko Iihoshi's exhibition at Gallery Eclectic (3-18 November).
This drop-in event is available on first-come, first-served basis, and is free to attend. A special gift set including a matcha bowl by the artist, a tea whisk and matcha green tea will also be available for purchase at The Shop starting 1 November 2019.
About the Makers:
Yumiko Iihoshi is a Japanese potter and maker, known for her works and direction for Yumiko Iihoshi Porcelain. She studied ceramics art at Kyoto Saga University of Arts, and is now based in Tokyo. Her works are currently being presented at Gallery Eclectic in Marylebone High Street.
IPPODO Tea Co. is located in the heart of Kyoto. Ippodo Tea Co. has been providing the highest quality Japanese green tea for nearly 300 years. More than just a retailer, Ippodo is a multi-faceted tea company directly involved in the procurement and blending of carefully selected tea leaves. Ippodo teas are of the finest class, cultivated in the lush fields of Kyoto and the surrounding area. This region is renowned for producing high grade green tea, thanks largely to its mild misty climate, mineral-rich soil and near-perfect balance of sunshine and rainfall.
For more information visit IPPODO Tea Co. website.