When we stopped at a tea shop in Kyoto to taste traditional Uji Matcha the local specialty green tea, I thought ‘How different can it be?”. Believe me, it was different…..soupy and very bitter! And this was Usu-cha (the weaker version)!! Thankfully the sweet accompaniments – including a painted rice cookie - traditionally served to balance the bitterness, were delicious and very pretty to look at
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