Located on the first floor of an old apartment building, Chai Tea Heron specializes in the spiced milk tea called chai. Owner Kunihiro Takei, who also runs a curry shop, opened the cafe last December to offer a place where people can leisurely enjoy chai. Heron’s chai latte features Ukiha (Fukuoka) organic black and 10 spices including the standard cinnamon, cardamom, cloves as well as rose hips and moringa. Original offerings include a caffeine-free turmeric latte and a spicy chocolate chai. Shop manager Saori Yoshimura makes every chai to order, grinding and adjusting the spices to the customer’s liking.
Menu: Chai latte ¥580, turmeric latte ¥520, chocolate latte ¥600, roasted green tea chai latte ¥580, iced chai latte ¥580, cacao and banana chai smoothie ¥620, coffee ¥450
*Foreign language menu: None / Cash only / Reservations possible / No smoking
Originally published in Fukuoka Now Magazine (fn239, Nov. 2018)