Not everyone has the daily luxury of enjoying a kaiseki dinner and a proper matcha tea ceremony. Thank goodness, therefore, for matcha sundae.
A matcha sundae usually consists of layers of sweet azuki bean paste, chewy mochi rice balls and crunchy toasted rice, topped with some silky matcha ice cream.
Matcha in Uji, Kyoto, is so superior that the town’s name has beome a synonym for matcha in Japan.
Famous tea shops in Uji including Tsujirihei Honten and Nakamura Tokichi now have outposts around Japan and the world.
Nakamura Tokichi Honten, 10 Ichiban Uji, Uji 611-0021 Kyoto Prefecture;