Monthly Archives: May 2015

We are extremely glad that we could welcome our first guests and that they had a great time. If you are interested in this post, please check below! Green Tea and Wagashi Delights in Tokyo: Tea ceremony class   Doien tea shop   Hachinoya traditional wagashi shop   Gallery Yakimono NAGANAWA (Japanese ceramics and pottery shop)   If you are interested in this post, please check below! Green Tea and Wagashi Delights in Tokyo:

Tour Report – May 9th, 2015

It’s such a hot summer day here in Tokyo. And nothing is better than a cold beer on a day like this, right? But how about Matcha beer? We went to Isetan department store in Shinjuku to check out the “Easy to Enjoy Green Tea” event yesterday. One of the vendors called 1899 who calls themselves a “Green Tea Restaurant” was showing their specialty Matcha beer. Of course, we tried it, and it was an interesting experience of smelling the fresh scent of Matcha while tasting the usual bitterness of a beer. You might want to try it at their […]

We tired specialty Matcha beer.

Prior to the official launch of our new tour that includes a tea ceremony and Kaiseki lunch, we are doing a private tour next week. Today we went to the venue to make sure everything is fine to welcome our first guests. Here’s some pictures taken there. Have a sneak preview for now as we will launch the tour at the end of June!  

We will launch our new tour at the end of ...

As we are going to welcome our very first guests on our very first tour on May 9th, we visited Doi-en again for one last meeting last week. Mr. Doi, the owner served us Shin-cha, a tea that’s made of the first fresh leaves of the season, only available at this time of the year. He served us 2 cups of the same Shin-cha, but with different water temperatures. Did you know depending on the water temperature, the same tea leaves end up tasting totally different, due to the different melting points of what’s contained in a tea leaf? On […]

Experience this surprisingly different tastes of Shin-cha!