5 Authentic Kyoto Matcha Sweets You Must Try
Kyoto has many shops which serve high-quality sweet matcha delicacies. They have a good selection of menu items including a classic matcha parfait. Let’s enjoy authentic matcha sweets special to Kyoto that has been developed with the culture of tea for centuries.
Tokusen Tsujiri Parfait JPY 1,296
Lots of ingredients using matcha! A classic parfait made by a long established green tea shop
Stone-ground matcha has a rich aroma. You can buy castella used in the parfait for a souvenir
The parfait is 25cm tall with 7 different types of ingredients all using matcha, including jelly, castella and ice cream. You will never get tired of its refined sweetness.
Matcha Warabimochi JPY 778
The chewy and smooth texture of hand-made dumplings
The original brand Chiyo no Shiro green tea is used. It has a distinctive bitterness with a clean finish.
Nama-cha Jelly (matcha) JPY 841
Wobly jelly. Slightly sweet with a strong green tea flavour
Savour its strong aroma and bitterness only made possible by green tea of high quality
Its distinctive sticky and smooth texture will be addictive once you taste it. You can order hoji-cha (roasted green tea) which will go well with it. Savour the jelly together with ice cream and sweet red-bean paste.
Matcha Rolled Cake (with a drink) JPY 1,200
Impressed by the exquisite and mellow taste of carefully stone-milled matcha powder
Marukyu-Koyamaen’s matcha is mild with less bitterness and best suited for sweets
This is the finest creation of a tea professional and a patissier. It is a delectable combination of rich moist matcha-mixed cake with striking tea-flavored cream.
Matcha anmitsu JPY 1,000
Enjoy 3 types of of ingredients using matcha luxurious anmitsu with full of green tea
All the green tea ingredients are homemade. It has a rich flavour and pleasant matcha taste.
It has matcha ice cream, matcha jelly and matcha warabi-mochi in it. Chewy rice-flour dumplings and homemade brown sugar syrup add a kick.
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