Feb. 08, 2021 UPDATE
Marukyu Koyamaen Nishinotoin Motoan Tea House- 丸久小山園 西洞院店 茶房「元庵」 -
As menus on several languages are available, you may easily order what you want. There are some staff who speak English, but please note that they are not always at the shop.
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Delicate taste of Japanese desserts made of Matcha
When you enter this shop, you may notice the sophisticated but very comfortable atmosphere. Marukyu Koyamaen in Nishinotoin offers the high quality teas that have awarded repeatedly by well-known organizations such as the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Marukyu Koyamaen was established in Genroku period (1688 - 1704) in Uji City, the south of Kyoto, and the founder and staff have carefully inspected and produced the high quality teas. Hence, Marukyu Koyamaen now ranks among the foremost producers of fine teas in Japan. You may be amazed by the various selections of Japanese desserts made of their Japanese tea in this shop. They are all very fine and delicate, so you may surely enjoy them.
Matcha roll cake set / ￥1,300
This Matcha roll cake is our favorite! It is Matcha flavor fluffy sponge cake with lightly sweetened Matcha and plain whip cream. When you put it in your mouth, it gradually melts as if you are eating a snow. If you order a drink set menu, you can choose your drink from among several kinds of tea. “Matcha latte” is also quite delicious as it is lightly sweetened but still tastes the rich flavor of Matcha.
Matcha MIYABI NO IN, Teahouse blend / ￥1,200
If you order this set, you can choose the dessert from among several selections. As all the desserts are changed every day, you may taste different flavors every time you visit this shop. The taste of Usucha, the thin tea, matches perfectly well with the Japanese dessert as bittersweet taste of Matcha adjusts the sweetness of dessert.
Matcha Zenzai / ￥1,000
Zenzai is a hot sweet red bean soup made with Azuki beans and rice cake. It is good to have Zenzai in the cold weather as it makes your body very warm. Bittersweet Matcha and sweet red bean soup go certainly well. We suggest that you have kelp pickles that come along with Zenzai as the salty taste refreshes your mouth. Please note that it is offered only during the winter time (around late October to March).
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