Harrods Tea Bar

photo by T
You must know what “Harrods” is. That’s the upmarket department store in the U.K. Their self-style tea cafe “Harrods Tea Bar” has opened in Japan, two branches in Tokyo and one in Osaka. All of them are in popular Japanese department stores and really small only with several seats. So, it looks like many order a takeaway. Their tea menu varies including several kinds of their original flavored teas and ice cream cone with using their popular tea. The company says that they are planning to open around 50 branches throughout the country.

Japan is a coffee country in terms of the market, and self-style “coffee” cafes are everywhere while tea ones are still rare. Is it tea's turn to overtake coffee and pass it up? We will see.
Photo by T