Tea and Coffee in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo
We came across two tea shops and one coffee shop in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo! Here are some pictures!
Came across a traditional tea shop that sells Japanese Green Tea and Japanese Roasted Tea tended by an elderly couple. I think it is heart warming to watch this elderly couple prepare tea for us and assist each other in getting my tea all wrapped up. While chatting with them, I found out that their two sons are also tea connoisseurs and he is selling his son’s tea as well! While watching them, I couldn’t resist and bought two packets of the most premium tea from them. Haha. I bought it as a gift for my boss and a friend. Hopefully it’s good. Haha.
Their two sons!
Cheerful and friendly old couple.
Another tea shop is Lupicia, it is a chain that has a few stores all over Japan. It is a modern tea shop which sells various blends of tea and other interesting floral teas. It is a little pricey and so I left this shop empty handed. Would love to drop by to enjoy a cup of tea next time.
The last store that is featured here is Yanaka coffee shop! It sells freshly roasted coffee (mostly Arabica beans) and you can take your pick when it is un-roasted, wait for 10 minutes to get it roasted, and choose to take home in beans or powder form. Jasmine bought a packet of freshly roasted and grounded beans and her entire room and luggage smell like coffee. Mmmm.
The modern roasting machine!