Unlike traditional English afternoon tea, afternoon tea here was savory one, which was healthier.
First, a box of tea was brought to us for us to select what to drink. We can see the leaves and smell what they are like. I love that presentation.
Since it was hot outside, I had an iced orange flavored Sencha.
This is what I had.
A tiny hand-rolled sushi, a quiche with ricotta, a red wine marinated quail's egg, balsamic vinegared chicken etc.
noodle and white miso veloute soup.
sweets from a traditional Japanese confectionery shop "Oimatstu".
While having food, I ordered Darjeeling and another Sencha. Full of tea!!
The restaurant is along a river. This is unusual afternoon tea but I think very Kyoto-ish both food and scene. Food was not buttery and creamy, which were easy to your stomach.
When you happen to be there, it may be a good place to relax.
* Suiran http://www.suirankyoto.com/en