Matcha Sweets at Tsujirihei Honten in Uji, Kyoto

Matcha Sweets at Tsujirihei Honten in Uji, Kyoto

Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto

Tsujirihei Honten was established in 1860 and is located in a former refurbished tea factory with many traditional Japanese style elements. Just to see the house and gardens is worth a visit.

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Muji Chocolate Coated Strawberries

Muji Chocolate Coated Strawberries

Matcha Products

The infamous Chocolate Coated Strawberries have been a very popular Japanese snack since it is launch by lifestyle shop chain MUJI. In this article, we will try to explain what is MUJI and what makes this product a hit! What is MUJI? MUJI is the brand name behind public company Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd. MUJI, originally founded in Japan in 1980, offers a wide variety of good quality products including household goods, apparel and food.  Mujirushi Ryohin, MUJI in Japanese, translates as “no-brand quality goods.” To date, MUJI operates over 870 stores and is rapidly expanding through the world. White Chocolate...

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Japanese Matcha Desserts at Shimizu Ippoen (茶匠 清水一芳園) in Kyoto

Japanese Matcha Desserts at Shimizu Ippoen (茶匠 清水一芳園) in Kyoto

Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto

Shimizu Ippoen (茶匠 清水一芳園) is a Kyoto based traditional teahouse, cafe and shop specialized in Japanese matcha desserts. The infamous Japanese green tea matcha powder is nowadays considered a superfood and one of its features, among many, is its versatility. However, to find high quality matcha is not always easy. At Shimizu Ippoen you can rest assure you will get the best matcha since they only use the freshest matcha directly harvested and refined in Kyoto prefecture. The place Shimizu Ippoen cafe has a black façade and looks like a traditional Kyoto house from outside:     Inside, expect a diaphanous space with comfortable seats...

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Matcha Parfait at Ujien Kissako in Osaka

Matcha Parfait at Ujien Kissako in Osaka

Matcha Restaurants in Osaka

Ujien is a specialized matcha (green tea) company based in Osaka, Japan. They have several shops and cafes mainly in Kansai area but also in other metropolis like Tokyo and Shanghai. For a complete list of their branches you can check Ujien's website here (in Japanese): http://www.uji-en.co.jp Today we will talk about; Ujien Kissako (宇治園喫茶去), one of their tea houses located at Hankyu Sanbangai in Umeda, Osaka. Hankyu Sanbangai is a shopping center annexed to the Hankyu Umeda Railway Station. Ujien Kissako is situated in the basement floor of this mall and looks like this from outside (1): Ujien Kissako...

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Japanese Matcha Desserts at Saryou Suisen (茶寮翠泉) in Kyoto

Japanese Matcha Desserts at Saryou Suisen (茶寮翠泉) in Kyoto

Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto

Saryou Suisen (茶寮翠泉) is a Kyoto based traditional teahouse, cafe and shop specialized in Japanese matcha desserts. Japanese green tea powder or matcha is nowadays considered a superfood because of its many health benefits including its antioxidant properties. However, to find high quality matcha is not always easy. At Saryou Suisen you can rest assure you will get the best matcha since they only use the freshest matcha directly harvested from Kyoto surroundings. The place Saryou Suisen looks like a traditional Kyoto house from outside:     Inside, expect dark brown tones and minimalist decoration typical from Kyoto.   What to eat at Saryou Suisen They elaborate...

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