Hi everyone ! if you take a walk in Kyoto, you will discover a lot of green tea goods for sale everywhere in the city. In Japan , "ocha" called tea is one of the most traditional and popular beverages and it uses to be a very important part of the japanese food culture, for exemple the tea ceremony. "matcha" means fine powder of green tea and it's the highest quality tea available in Japan. Matcha has been used to flavour and dye foods such as " mochi " called japanese rice cake, soba noodles, green tea ice cream and a variety of " wagashi ".
During summer, a lot of japanese people appreciate to eat matcha ice cream to cool down and enjoy the delicate and refreshing taste of this delicious dessert.
If you have the chance to walk around Gion in Kyoto, there is a famous matcha shop called " tsujiri " originates from Kyoto. The main shop is located in Gion Minamigawa on Shijo Street, about 5 minutes walking to the east from the keihan Gion shjo train station. This shop has 3 franchies in Kyoto and two in Tokyo.
Tsujiri serves their famous and original matcha ice cream, jellies and parfaits. It's absolutely delicious ! but don't be pulled of by the long queue, this ice cream shop is one of the best in kyoto.