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Classical Chinese tea legacy: Japanese matcha in Hong Kong

There are a lot of matcha fans, as it tastes sweet, scenting a unique aroma; so, matcha is often made into desserts. Premium matcha looks green like jade, and feel thick with a lot of bubbles in a tea bowl. Be it matcha drinking, or dessert time, matcha spoils your tongue.

If you are a matcha lover, perhaps you will wonder: What is actually matcha? Is it different from green tea? Matcha makes the exclusive Japanese Way of tea? Does it originate from Japan? You may want to know more about matcha before exploring the matcha footprints in Hong Kong.

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Matcha is not green tea in a narrow sense, though it comes from green tea. It is actually green tea being grinded into fine powder; put simply, it is powdered green tea. For matcha to be served, it involves three steps: tea bowl warming, cream raising, and tea whisking.

Matcha does not originate from Japan; it first emerged in China during the Sui & Tang dynasties, reaching its height during the Song dynasty, where it was called “Dian-Cha” or whisked tea. Matcha can be regarded as the representative tea culture that features the Tang-Song period; it phased out in China subsequently, giving rise to today’s tea brewing culture. But the Japanese learnt and picked up the matcha culture from China, leading to the “Japanese matcha” that captures the many hearts today.

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Want to try the Japanese matcha flavor? Want to appreciate the classical Chinese tea legacy left in Japan? It does not bother a trip to Japan, as you can always get a taste of the authentic Japanese matcha in Hong Kong; you only need to tour around the corners of streets.

Nakamura Tokichi Teahouse (Hong Kong store)

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Nakamura Tokichi comes from Uji – the “Home of Tea” in Japan. It has a long history, with its establishment in 1854. For over 100 years, Nakamura Tokichi, one of the leading teahouses in Japan, has been committed to refining the Japanese art of tea, offering the best and the finest of all Japanese tea.

The teahouse respects its Nakamura Tokichi tea traditions, bringing the authentic, traditional Japanese tea experience to Hong Kong. It focuses on matcha and sencha, alongside a lot of other matcha desserts. The Hong Kong store is furnished with a Japanese style. Sitting inside, you will truly get immersed into a Japanese aura of matcha experience, from which you will feel the underlying aura of classical Chinese tea spirit. You can also bring home the Uji taste, since bags of authentic matcha powder and other Japanese tea species are available for purchase.

Shop 312, L3, Mira Place One, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Kyoto Match An (Marukyu Koyamaen)

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Just like Nakamura Tokichi, the “Marukyu Koyamaen” tea offered by Kyoto Matcha An comes from Kyoto. Marukyu Koyamaen has long history. It was established in 1688, already being handed down for over 10 generations. The teahouse inherits the matcha traditions of Kyoto, and looks to promote the tea culture wide and far. With its own tea farm, the Marukyu Koyamaen tea is known for its fragrant aroma and fine texture.

Shop 211, 2/F, K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Tea Time

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Tea Time situates in Central, featuring Japanese matcha and sencha; the teahouse seeks to create a simplistic-cosy Japanese atmosphere for tea lovers. It provides an elegant tatami area for tea drinking. With quietude in heart, sitting at the tatami tea area, you will make your exclusive bowl of matcha. Every move of tea whisking and every step of cream raising necessarily reflect your matcha concept and aesthetics. Fine tea goes hand in hand with premium tea-wares; here we can be spoiled with exquisite Japanese pottery tea-wares in perfect sophistication. Tea workshops and tea ceremonies are offered regularly to lecture us well over the “Tang-Song tea culture” in the Japanese way.

Room 1502, 15/F, Harvest Building, 29-35 Wing Kut Street, Central

 

From all the above teahouses – Nakamura Tokichi, Japanese Matcha An and Tea Time – we can indulge in the authentic Japanese matcha experience, from which we can glimpse through the distant Tang-Song art of tea leisure, or the classical Chinese aesthetics of tea whisking.

Classical Chinese tea legacy: Japanese matcha in Hong Kong

There are a lot of matcha fans, as it tastes sweet, scenting a unique aroma; so, matcha is often made into desserts. Premium matcha looks green like jade, and feel thick with a lot of bubbles in a tea bowl. Be it matcha drinking, or dessert time, matcha spoils your tongue.

If you are a matcha lover, perhaps you will wonder: What is actually matcha? Is it different from green tea? Matcha makes the exclusive Japanese Way of tea? Does it originate from Japan? You may want to know more about matcha before exploring the matcha footprints in Hong Kong.

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Matcha is not green tea in a narrow sense, though it comes from green tea. It is actually green tea being grinded into fine powder; put simply, it is powdered green tea. For matcha to be served, it involves three steps: tea bowl warming, cream raising, and tea whisking.

Matcha does not originate from Japan; it first emerged in China during the Sui & Tang dynasties, reaching its height during the Song dynasty, where it was called “Dian-Cha” or whisked tea. Matcha can be regarded as the representative tea culture that features the Tang-Song period; it phased out in China subsequently, giving rise to today’s tea brewing culture. But the Japanese learnt and picked up the matcha culture from China, leading to the “Japanese matcha” that captures the many hearts today.

angel-card-matcha-hong-kong-2

Want to try the Japanese matcha flavor? Want to appreciate the classical Chinese tea legacy left in Japan? It does not bother a trip to Japan, as you can always get a taste of the authentic Japanese matcha in Hong Kong; you only need to tour around the corners of streets.

Nakamura Tokichi Teahouse (Hong Kong store)

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Nakamura Tokichi comes from Uji – the “Home of Tea” in Japan. It has a long history, with its establishment in 1854. For over 100 years, Nakamura Tokichi, one of the leading teahouses in Japan, has been committed to refining the Japanese art of tea, offering the best and the finest of all Japanese tea.

The teahouse respects its Nakamura Tokichi tea traditions, bringing the authentic, traditional Japanese tea experience to Hong Kong. It focuses on matcha and sencha, alongside a lot of other matcha desserts. The Hong Kong store is furnished with a Japanese style. Sitting inside, you will truly get immersed into a Japanese aura of matcha experience, from which you will feel the underlying aura of classical Chinese tea spirit. You can also bring home the Uji taste, since bags of authentic matcha powder and other Japanese tea species are available for purchase.

Shop 312, L3, Mira Place One, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Kyoto Match An (Marukyu Koyamaen)

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Just like Nakamura Tokichi, the “Marukyu Koyamaen” tea offered by Kyoto Matcha An comes from Kyoto. Marukyu Koyamaen has long history. It was established in 1688, already being handed down for over 10 generations. The teahouse inherits the matcha traditions of Kyoto, and looks to promote the tea culture wide and far. With its own tea farm, the Marukyu Koyamaen tea is known for its fragrant aroma and fine texture.

Shop 211, 2/F, K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Tea Time

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Tea Time situates in Central, featuring Japanese matcha and sencha; the teahouse seeks to create a simplistic-cosy Japanese atmosphere for tea lovers. It provides an elegant tatami area for tea drinking. With quietude in heart, sitting at the tatami tea area, you will make your exclusive bowl of matcha. Every move of tea whisking and every step of cream raising necessarily reflect your matcha concept and aesthetics. Fine tea goes hand in hand with premium tea-wares; here we can be spoiled with exquisite Japanese pottery tea-wares in perfect sophistication. Tea workshops and tea ceremonies are offered regularly to lecture us well over the “Tang-Song tea culture” in the Japanese way.

Room 1502, 15/F, Harvest Building, 29-35 Wing Kut Street, Central

 

From all the above teahouses – Nakamura Tokichi, Japanese Matcha An and Tea Time – we can indulge in the authentic Japanese matcha experience, from which we can glimpse through the distant Tang-Song art of tea leisure, or the classical Chinese aesthetics of tea whisking.

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