Review excerpt: At Tokyo Saryo, choose a couple of varieties to taste and compare, and then watch as your brew is prepared — in the pour-over style — with the same intensity and precision as you’d expect from any barista.

The cake, or sweets to be more precise, on offer are strictly wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets) and the menu is divided between seasonal offerings, such as kashiwa mochi (sweet bean paste enfolded by a gelatinous rice cake and wrapped in an oak leaf), and ...

The staff at Ippodo, a centuries-old tea merchant in Kyoto, may not go in for the rigidity of tradition, but they take their tea very seriously. To them, enjoying a quotidian cup of tea in the company of friends is more pleasurable than following ...

Thank goodness for Shinya Sakurai. In the year since he opened his elegant boutique-plus-tearoom in the backstreets of Nishi-Azabu, it has become one of the city’s great resources for all things ocha (tea). Its official name is Souen, but it is the English subtitle ...

Since being established in Taipei in 2006, the number of Gong Cha chain stores has gradually increased to over 1,000 and now extends to more than 10 countries. In September, the tea shop launched its latest shop in the Harajuku/Omotesando area.

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