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We have been nominated as a potential winner in the “2016 Holiday & Tour Specialist Awards by The Luxury Travel Guide” . We pay my heartfelt respects and gratitude to those who recommended our company. Thank you.         If you’re interested in our tour, please check out these three tours: Authentic Cha-kaiseki and Tea Ceremony in Tokyo Green Tea and Wagashi Delights in Tokyo Enjoy Wagashi Making with Uji Matcha Tea!

We have been nominated in 2016 Luxury Travel Guide Award.

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!

The other day, I had “Matcha Affogato” for the very first time at a cafe in Tokyo. Affogato is a traditional Italian espresso-based treat that I am sure many of you have tried before. This one, however, is matcha on top of matcha ice cream served with red beans jam and rice‐flour dumplings! As much as I loved the taste, I loved the way they served it; you get to whisk matcha and put it on the ice cream yourself! It was a bit of a Zen moment in the heart of Tokyo! lol

“Matcha Affogato” for the very first time at a cafe ...

As you may know, Matcha is used in many types of Western confectioneries here in Japan. Today we had a guest who brought us a Matcha roll cake of Jiichiro, a confectionery from Shizuoka. Shizuoka is a prefecture that produces almost 40% of green tea in Japan! We had it with Starbucks coffee for a change, and actually it matched pretty well! lol

A Matcha roll cake of Jiichiro

This morning on Sunday is started for Okinawa kokutoh (Shima kokutoh) Matcha Latte and a croissant.!!!   Okinawa kokutoh (Shima kokutoh) is a specialty in ”Okinawa” famous for longevity. It contains many mineral and vitamin very much.Therefore it’s said that they have the benefit of health maintenance, fatigue reduction, activation of brains and a diet. Instructions  

Morning Matcha – Okinawa kokutoh Matcha Latte

This morning has started cheerfully by this menu!!! A combination of Mango and Matcha (ground green tea) is yummy. Bitterness of Matcha matches sweetness of mango very well. It’s recommended.  

Mango and Matcha (ground green tea)

Let us introduce 3 basic tools of Matcha (ground green tea). “Chashaku” is a utensil to scoop matcha powder from a container (tea things) and put it in a bowl. “Chasen” is a utensil to stir around matcha powder to which hot water has been added in the bowl and make them disperse uniformly. “Chawan” is a tea bowl made of pottery. It’s used to make matcha and to drink. *”Chashaku” and “Chasen” are made with a bamboo. Making by hand by a craftsman.  

3 basic tools of Matcha (ground green tea)

Hello, my name is ”MATTSU”. A member of Mat-Cha-Doh. I’m a event planner who likes Matcha (ground green tea) and travel very much. We’re wishing that all over the world brims over with calm at the heart, health and cheerful every day by amazing power of Matcha(Green Tea). Please enjoy the experience tour which are our service. An English interpreter is guiding you a tour.     

Hello, my name is ”MATTSU”.