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4 Tea Sweets to Enjoy in Fukuoka! Experience Japanese Culture through Colorful and Slightly Bitter Matcha♪


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Why not experience Japanese culture through "tea sweets" that have a vivid green color and a slightly bitter flavour?

Japanese tea is very popular even overseas. In Fukuoka, which is known nationwide as a tea producing region, there are many spots where you can enjoy delicious sweets made with Yame matcha and other teas! Why not experience Japanese culture through "tea sweets" that have a vivid green color and a slightly bitter flavour?

* Please note that the information in this article is accurate at the time of writing, so it is recommended to check the official websites and social media pages of each facility or spots for the latest information.

The long time classic Japanese treat “Taiyaki" and the Matcha bean paste make a fine MATCH!

菓子・鯛と餡 TAI TO AN
(Information as of June 2022)

● TAI TO AN / 鯛と餡

Ryushodo, an established confectionery store in Yame City, Fukuoka Prefecture, has opened a new brand store at LaLaport FUKUOKA, a large commercial facility in Fukuoka City. Their taiyaki, bursting with sweet bean paste made with Yame matcha is as delicious as it is impressive! As soon as you take a bite, you can taste the rich aroma and flavor of matcha, followed by that pleasant bitterness lingering in your mouth!

- Location: 1F Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Fukuoka. In the vicinity of 6-23-1, Naka, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Japan
- Ryushodo Official Website (TAI TO AN Info): https://www.ryushodo.com/taitoan/
- Facebook: @ryushodo
- Instagram: @ryushodo

♡ Check out more details on TAI TO AN, here!

Yame Tea Sweets and Local Delights await♡

&LOCALS (アンドローカルズ) 大濠公園
(Information as of September 2020)

● &LOCALS Ohori Park

&LOCALS Ohori Koen is a cafe and grocery shop that showcases the charm of Fukuoka and Kyushu's food culture, using Fukuoka Prefecture's famous tea, "Yame tea" and local ingredients in their carefully crafted menu! They have a wide variety of sweets such as zenzai and monaka, as well as dessert sets featuring Yame tea. Why not take a break and enjoy some delicious food during your walk around the park?

- Address: 1-9 Ohorikouen, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi Japan
- Official Website: https://andlocals.jp/
- Instagram: @andlocals

♡ Check out more details on &LOCALS Ohori Park, here!

The Yame Tea Pudding, Shiratama Dumplings, Matcha Ice Cream and more♪

和cafe Leaf Heart
(Information as of January 2021)

● Ushijima-seicha Chikugo Keyaki Street & Japanese cafe Leaf Heart

Located in Chikugo City, Fukuoka Prefecture, the Leaf Heart & Ushijima-seicha Chikugo Keyaki Street is a cafe run by a Yame tea specialist. It's the perfect place to enjoy Fukuoka's gourmet food. The popular menu called "Irodori" includes Yame tea pudding, shiratama dumplings, matcha ice cream, warabi mochi, koshian (smooth sweet bean paste) and chiffon cake! A great recommendation if you have a sweet tooth!

- Address: 180-6 Tokuhisa, Chikugo-shi, Fukuoka-ken, JAPAN
- Official Website:https://www.yame.co.jp/cafe_keyaki.html
- Twitter (Ushijima Seicha): @ushijimaseicha
- Facebook (Ushijima Seicha): @ushijimaseicha

♡ Check out more details on Ushijima-seicha Chikugo Keyaki Street & Japanese cafe Leaf Heart, here!

Matcha soft serve ice cream at the Yame tea specialty store is exquisite♪

(Information as of September 2021)

● Chanohado / 茶の葉堂

Yame district (Fukuoka Prefecture), which is surrounded by a natural environment that is ideal for tea cultivation, is one of Japan's leading production areas for high-quality tea called "Yame tea." The Chanohado tea specialty store is popular for its original tea sweets that make the most of the rich aroma and flavor of Oku-yame tea. The matcha and hojicha (roasted tea) soft serves are both superb. The storefront has a low table and a tea umbrella, creating a relaxing atmosphere of Japanese tea culture.

- Address: 2019-4 Mizuhara, Hirokawa-machi, Yame-gun, Fukuoka-ken Japan
- Official Website: https://chanohado.com/
- Facebook: @chanohado

♡ Check out more details on Chanohado, here!

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