This Famous Teahouse in Kyoto Is Finally Back With Their Delicious Parfaits

Just in time for the rainy season.

In Japan, businesses are already gradually reopening since the state of emergency has been lifted. This is the same for
Ito Kyuemon, a renowned tea house in Uji City, Kyoto established in 1832. Same as last year, with the season of hydrangea blooms, they are now offering their Ajisai (hydrangea) Parfait. As it is already the rainy season in Japan, it is beautifully prepared with the inspiration of hydrangea drenched in rain that makes it popular on social media every year. Take this seasonal sweet on your to-eat list for your next Japan visit.

The most popular parfait on their menu that excites its fans every year.

Ajisai Parfait (¥1,290) is a layer of agar jelly with Uji Matcha nectar, Uji Matcha ice cream,  Ajisai-infused crushed jelly, topped with Ajisai-colored kinton (mashed sweet potatoes), leaf-shaped matcha cookies, and blueberries. With a variety of flavors and textures, you surely won't get enough of this treat.

This year, the
Ajisai Chakai (¥1,990) which is only available at the main branch, has been revamped with warabi-mochi, Ajisai Parfait, and a drink of your choice. The bestselling regular drink set is still available for ¥1,690.

Ito Kyuemon has its main branch in Uji City, Kyoto where the famous high-quality teas are grown. If you would like to visit the shop someday, it is a 6-minute walk from the Uji Station or Mimuroto Station of the Keihan Railway Uji Line.

After passing the white curtain, you will be wrapped with the scent of fragrant tea.

At the Uji branch’s tea room, you can try their menu with all kinds of matcha. There are also souvenir snacks made with Uji tea and matcha you can bring home as pasalubong. They have a tasting corner so you can freely try and find your favorite kind of Uji tea.

The Uji branch has a 62 seating capacity decorated with tools used in tea making.

The Ajisai Parfait is also offered on their two other branches in Kyoto (JR Uji Ekimae Station and Gion Shijo) so you won’t miss trying this one the next time you visit Kyoto during this season.

Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Kansai Walker™ (06 June 2020)

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