This April, Yame Miryokuen, a cooperative of five green tea farmers, opened its own cafe in Otemon, making it one of the few cafes in the city that serves up high-grade green tea direct from Yame. For a classic cup of tea, try the sencha, the most common kind of green tea. It can be served hot or cold, with the former exuding a gentle bitterness and the latter a slightly sweeter taste. For a real treat, we recommend the original matcha (powdered green tea), which you can drink or enjoy in sweets. “I hope this cafe will help to introduce Yame’s food culture to the world”, says Manager Kentaro Fujita.
Menu: Iced green tea ¥280, matcha ¥480, matcha chocolate ¥100, matcha pudding ¥360, Otemon sable ¥150, Take-out menu: sencha (dried leaf green tea) ¥150, hojicha (roasted green tea) ¥220, rice (200g) ¥240, miso soup ¥160
*Foreign language menu: None / Credit cards accepted / Reservations possible (Lunch reservations only possible for courses) / No smoking
Originally published in Fukuoka Now Magazine (fn235, Jul. 2018)