Do you have any idea where you can have matcha casually in Japan, besides at home?
What I can think of are some Japanese cafés and temples. They usually serve matcha with a confectionary at around 500-900yen. I like enjoying matcha while taking a look at the beautiful surroundings of the temples in Kyoto. Finding those places are a little difficult than finding a coffee shop. (It might not be true in Kyoto, though.)
This might sound like a much rarer occasion, but there is actually another place where I enjoy casual matcha.
It’s a ceramic festival in my town! Last weekend, I went to the festival, and found two booths that served matcha. Of course, I tried both … as expected of me (^0^)
What I enjoyed most were the tea wares. They served tea with various ceramics made by the different artists of this area.
|Tea bowls by up-and-coming potters used at the first place we stopped by|
|This place was operated by high school students.|
|Sweets were from my faovrite shop, Azumaken^^|
|This is the second place.|
|And the sweets|
|The tea bowl was superb.|
Moreover, they were reasonable. They cost 400yen for the first place and 300yen for the second place.