Matcha sweets that you must try in Japan

Taste the “richness” of Matcha with gelato made by a long-established tea shop

7 Matcha gelato
Their Matcha gelato has 7 grades of richness

Matcha gelato from “Suzukien”, a long-established tea shop with over 150 years of history, has 7 grades of richness of Matcha flavor from No. 1 to No. 7 to choose from. The “No. 7”, which is said to be the richest Matcha flavor in the world, uses special tea leaves allowing you to fully experience the taste of the highest quality Matcha.

No. 7

Tokyo Suzukien Asakusa Main Store

3-4-3 Asakura, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Open: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Closed: The 3rd Wednesday every month (the following Thursday if the 3rd Wednesday is a holiday)

Matcha Parfait made with plenty of “Uji tea”

Tokusen Tsujiri Parfait
Tokusen Tsujiri Parfait

“Saryo Tsujiri” is a café run by “Tsujiri”, a shop established in 1860 in Kyoto which specializes in Uji Matcha. You can enjoy a Matcha parfait that uses plenty of strictly selected and examined Uji tea, which is grown in the mountains in the southern part of Kyoto.

Saryo Tsujiri Gion Main Store (Kyoto)

Gion Tsujiri Main Store 2F/3F, 573-3 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Shijo Dori, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City

Open: Weekdays 10 am – 9 pm, weekends and holidays 10 am – 8:30 pm

Cute-shaped Matcha Momiji Manju

Matcha Momiji Manju
Matcha Momiji Manju

“Chasho Kantei Cha-no-wa” is a Matcha treat brand started by “Ocha no Surugaen”, a long-established tea shop with 50 years of history in Hiroshima. “Momiji Manju” is a well-known treat from the Hiroshima area. It usually has strained bean paste inside a maple-leaf-shaped sponge cake, but Cha-no-wa makes a Matcha-colored “Matcha Momiji Manju”, which has coarse bean paste inside a Matcha mixed sponge cake.

Cha-no-wa Main Store

2-3-3 Kamiya-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City

Open: 1st floor shop 10:30 am – 7:30 pm

Cha-no-wa Chafe (2nd floor Eat-in corner)

Open: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Closed: The 3rd Wednesday every month

Soft Matcha rice cake that melts in your mouth

Soft Matcha rice cake

Shizuoka Prefecture is one of the most famous production sites of Matcha in Japan. “Marifuku”, a rice cake with Matcha flavored fresh cream, made by Gasho-an (Shizuoka City) has strained bean paste and Matcha cream carefully wrapped in a very soft and stretchy rice cake. Since the Matcha cream is made from high quality tea grown in cooperation with tea farmers in Shizuoka Prefecture, it has an excellent aroma and a deep flavor.

Gasho-an

7-1-47 Chiyoda, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka City

Open: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Closed: January 1st

When you visit Japan, let’s taste a variety of Matcha flavor sweets from different areas of Japan.