1-19 Kandasudacho, Tokyo, Japan
Takemura Tokyo Reviews
Traditional Japanese tea house May 20, 2014
Ever had sakura (cherry blossom) tea? It is a surprisingly salty tea.
On a quiet street in Kanda, Takemura is an 80-year-old traditional tea house on a two-story building. Inside, there are Western tables/chairs in the main area and a raised tatami mat room with cushions.
The menu is minimal - and only in Japanese. From our curiosity, we ordered most of what was on the menu. From sakura tea to shiruko (sweet bean soup), mochi wrapped with seaweed (dumplings of pounded sticky rice) and kanten (a clear, virtually flavorless jelly derived from seaweed). We also order a deep fried sweet red bean, which was popular as we saw everyone ordered it. To our surprise, the sakura tea, so pretty with its singular flower, turned out to be salty, so we ordered macha tea as well.
If you want to taste the old style Japanese desserts, I highly recommend this place!
Part of the Japan 2014: Spring Visit travel blog
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