Paris | Tea at Jugetsudo

Thursday, May 15, 2014 2comments No tags Permalink 0

Let’s take a peek inside Jugetsudo today…

…it’s a Japanese tea shop in the 6th arrondissement (super close to Pierre Hermé and Poilâne).

They also have locations in Tokyo and Tsukuba, let’s go there on our next trip!

For now, we’ll start with a bowl of matcha.

Pour and…

…whisk.

All frothy and warming on a rainy Paris afternoon. We ate this with candied citron and three types of wagashi (in NYC and Honolulu, Minamoto Kitchoan is a good place for wagashi).

Next up, gyokuro and tea cookies. I love gyokuro because it’s so umami-rich and savory. Almost like drinking soup.

And the only thing better than drinking gyokuro is eating the tea leaves after! Mix soy sauce and rice vinegar in a dish. Dip and devour. Ponzu sauce and toasted sesame seeds is another good combo for gyokuro ^_^

2 Comments
  • Kate
    May 15, 2014

    I love the details here… the soft rice paper menu is beautiful. I had no idea that you could eat the gyokuro leaves! I will definitely have to try that.And yes, Minamoto Kitchoan… so good! There’s also one at the Mitsuwa in New Jersey.

  • Kate
    May 15, 2014

    I love the details here… the soft rice paper menu is beautiful. I had no idea that you could eat the gyokuro leaves! I will definitely have to try that.And yes, Minamoto Kitchoan… so good! There’s also one at the Mitsuwa in New Jersey.

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