What is "ippuku?"
"ippuku" (一服) means "a cup of tea" in Japanese.
The origin of the word is from China where it is still used as a way of counting medicines.*
During the 8th Century* the tea was brought from China to Japan, where tea was viewed as a medicine offering great health benefits. As tea became more popular, in Japan it started to be acknowledged as a type of everyday drink but the way to count a cup of tea still remained until now.
We would like to cherish every cup of tea under the concept of "Ichigo Ichie" (一期一会), "One chance in a life time" a term coined by Sen no Rikyu, the most important tea master in history. We would like you to enjoy every cup of tea in any situation: treating yourself, accompanied by your friends or guests.