May 23, 2009


(Chacha Koubou in Takatanobaba.)

Chacha Koubou in Takatanobaba, where 450 yen buys you organic green tea, a cube of yōkan, and a pot of hot water that allows umpteen refills of tea. If I had only a rudimentary knowledge of Japan, I would assume that all Japanese cafes serve tea like this. But in reality, cafes that specialize in Japanese tea are not so easy to find; you have to be willing to seek them out.

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