Matcha is one of the most popular beverages in Japan. Loved by locals as well as foreigners, there is something satisfying about enjoying a cup of freshly-made matcha. The Japanese are quite particular about matcha, and in this feature, we talk about a cafe called The Matcha Tokyo in Omotesando, a cool neighborhood of Tokyo.
The cafe is located on a quiet backstreet of Omotesando. You can see all the items on the menu at the entrance.
Warm and welcoming, you will see a large table with various tea utensils. Take your time and look at each item carefully.
These are measuring spoons for tea. Each aspect of the store is well thought out.
An iron teapot is used to heat the water, similar to that of a traditional teahouse for a tea ceremony.
You can sit down and enjoy your matcha or choose to do a takeaway.
The tea is made in a ceramic tea bowl, and then poured into a paper cup.
You can watch the staff whisk your matcha.
We chose a latte and it wasn’t too bitter. The matcha is cultivated organically.
You can also buy tea-flavored candies.
And beautifully packaged tea leaves in cans and bags.
All of these are great for souvenirs.
These individually wrapped small tea bags are easy to carry while traveling and are a popular item in the store.
Grab a cup of matcha latte and wander the streets of Omotesando and Harajuku!
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