If you happen to be in Ginza, you can’t miss Cha Ginza. This sleek and modern Japanese tea house offers you the chance to taste fine quality Japanese tea prepared by their tea specialists.
Cha Ginza offers two different kinds of Japanese tea and serves it with a traditional Japanese sweet. Both tea and sweets are carefully selected by the staff and fit for each season.
The day of my visit, I had the special “St. Valentine’s Menu” . This included a cup of Benifuki tea with Ginger Syrup, and you can choose a second cup of either Sencha (brewed tea) or Matcha (powdered tea). I choose Sencha because I find Matcha too bitter. It came with a Yuzu chocolate fondant (Yuzu is a citrus fruit originating in East Asia, and looks somehow like a small grapefruit) with three lovely Almond Chocolate Matcha.
Everything was delicious and the whole experience is a nice opportunity to appreciate the art of the tea ceremony in Japan.
If you enjoyed your tea, you can buy some at the ground floor, while 2F and 3F are for tea tasting.
I’d like to thank Cha Ginza’s staff who kindly let me shoot their beautiful tea house…ありがとうございます!!
Cha Ginza 5-5-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Closest Station: Ginza Station Exit B3 (Ginza, Marunouchi, Hibiya lines), Tel: 03 3571 1211, Official Website: http://www.uogashi-meicha.co.jp/shop/ginza/
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