Wazuka Kocha in Kyoto

Time flies! It’s been more than two month since I posted last! My brain hadn't been working enough because of this intense heat.


Unlike Shizuoka and Kyushu area, you don’t see many Japanese black tea known as “wakocha” yet in Kyoto. Matcha is still king there.

When you feel like Wakocha in Kyoto, you should visit “Tea house LIPTON”. Two kinds of the teas called “Wazuka-kocha” are served there. Both of them are produced by Mr. Sugimoto, a tea farmer in Wazuka city in Kyoto.

One is “MIKI”. It’s very gentle and has a short finish.

The other one is “MIOKU”.

I had this “MIOKU” with a Matcha cake. The tea has a light body, but has a refreshing and distinguish aroma, a gentle sweetness, and a hint of pleasant bitterness.

The tea house has various tea menu items including Assam, Darjeeling, Earl Grey and so on…..but when you happen to be in Kyoto, why don’t you try “Wazuka-kocha”?

* Tea House LIPTON: http://www.lipton-teahouse.jp/