Posted December 8, 2015on:
It’s a bit confusing but basically the teahouse operates in the day while the kaiseki restaurant operates at night.
They sell wagashi inside for takeaway. Wagashi is a traditional Japanese confectionery which is often served with tea, especially the types made of mochi, anko, and fruits.
I believe the kaiseki restaurant lies behind this front desk.
It’s a very peaceful and zen like experience inside the tea room, with a large communal table facing a classic Japanese garden.
There is also a counter for watching them prepare tea.
A blob of mochi that was actually quite nice to eat, despite of how it looked.
I went for a cup of gyokuro.
It was much more intense and savoury then the usual sencha tea that I was familiar with.
Something interesting was the fact that you could eat the tea leaves with a bit of ponzu sauce, and it actually wasn’t too bad!