Hello, we introduce 2 Japanese Tea cafés in SHIBUYA area in Tokyo.
Both of them have unique style - I felt good drinking their tea and being there.
It is good idea for tea lovers to do tea room hopping when you visit Tokyo. It help you to understand the tea culture of "now" in Japan.
MATCHA TOKYO (at Miyashita Park 2F)
Modern + Tradition. Simple and Authentic. Feeling good drinking a cup of Matcha after watching their hand brew process.
I ordered "Japan Premium Matcha" (left) . It was soft and authentic taste. "Matcha Oat Latte" (right) is natural and keep natural flavor of Matcha well.
Since it is natural and taste good, It makes me want to drink everyday.
Simple and stylish store design and tea ware make you relax.
Precious moment - my tea is being made beautifully. Someone brew tea for you in front of you...it means a lot.
There are lots of selections.
They open 11:00 a.m. It is good to go around the time. Less people, more relaxing.
ZENKA SHOIN (at Hikarie 5F)
ZENKA SHOIN tea room Shibuya is runned by a Japanese sweets company in Kyoto ZENKA SHOIN. So the sweets quality in the tea room is quite high. I was satisfied with their sweets and tea.
I chose this Shiruko Set. (Sweets + Tea ) You can choose tea from Kyoban-cha (京番茶 Kyoto special tea), Genmaicha, Sencha. I chose Kyoban-cha since I wanted to drink real Kyoban-cha (I expected that they serve authentic Kyoban-cha because they are from Kyoto)
It looked too much of "put in" stuff at first.. But I found it was perfect combination and quantity!
These Taiyaki-fish and mochi have delicate roasted smell and pleasant crispy texture. The black thin Senbei that was covering bowl make good taste in Shiruko. Impressive!
This is Kyoban-cha (京番茶). It has really smoky aroma. Almost smelled burnt. It reminds me of heavy smoky Lapsang Souchong. I felt it goes with this sweet shiruko so much. This tea should be loved or disliked depends on person. Because it has strong character. For me... I love it 😋
Leaves of Kyoban-cha. It is made of large tea leaves and steam (without rolling process) and then roasted deeply.
My accompany ordered Warabi-mochi and Genmai-cha. It was good as well.
ZENKA SHOIN tea room is located in Hikarie building (5th floor), that is connected to Shibuya station.
Hope you enjoy teatime when you come to Tokyo.
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