tea & bar at The Thousand Kyoto

I enjoyed Afternoon tea at the newly opened hotel in Kyoto. 

Their specialty is wide variety of Japanese tea, especially Wakocha (Japanese black tea). They serve five different kinds of Wakocha, and four different flavored Wakocha, which is very unusual and special to serve that wide selection of the tea at such a luxurious tea room like here.

In addition the Hotel's original four kinds flavored tea and a Shizuoka smoky Wakocha, 
they have these.
1. The hotel original blend (from Wazuka in Kyoto)
2. Yabukita cultivar tea (from Shizuoka, Tokai region)
3, Benihikari cultivar tea (from Nara, Kansai region)
4. Blend tea (from Kochi, Shikoku region)
5 Benifuki cultivar tea (from Kagoshima, Kyusu region)

I went there for Afternoon tea with the grower of Kagoshima Benifuki tea. Both of us are big tea drinkers, and we had a lot of tea.... Actually, 6 different kind of the tea together. The stuff members brew each tea very carefully, and we could see how they treated the teas. 

All the tea are shining, and very aromatic!

Of course, the food was very tasty and Kyoto-ish, especially savory ones.

There are also various kinds of green tea including Gyokuro, several Sencha, Hojicha  and Matcha, of course. Why don't you drop at "tea&bar" at the hotel, The Thousand Kyoto, to try some teas!



"Full-course" Sweets with Japanese Tea

At the sweets shop "LE MUSEE DE H" run by Mr Tsujiguchi, one of the most famous patissier in Japan in Kanazawa city in Ishikawa.

<First course>
Plum jerry with greening apple sauce together with Yuzu citrus flavor oolong tea

<Second Course>
Gyokuro from Uji-Tawara in Kyoto is served.  

The first and the second infusion are served with the special tea cup.

While enjoying the sweets and tea, Yubukita cultivar tea is being roasted on a tea incense burner known as "cha-koro"

The third infusion is served with a bigger cup.
Used Gyokuro leaves with a bit of soy sauce, which is very tasty. 

<Third course>

Hojicha (roasted tea) fresh from "cha-koro"is served. The roasted aroma is good with fondant au chocolate. If you like, why don't you put yuzu citrus sauce in the white cup on the sweets?  You will love the combination of rich dark chocolate and refreshing yozu tastes! 

 LE MUSEE DE H in Kanazawa  (Japanese only)