6 of Japan’s must-try green tea-flavoured sweets and drinks!

15.March.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

Japan is the number one country for green tea-flavoured drinks and sweets and they’re getting more and more popular! Now we will be introducing our recommendations to you! Some of our recommendations are only available for a limited period so please check them out!

Japanese milk tea specialty shop “OCHABA”(オチャバ)

OCHABA is set to open as Japan’s first shop specialising in milk tea that uses Japanese tea leaves. The doors will open to the store on floor B1F of Shinjuku Lumine EST on March 22nd. With Mount Fuji as their symbol, the shop will open selling a hot Espresso Milk Tea and iced Royal Milk Tea both of which will use tea leaves from Shizuoka. The drink is topped with a traditional Japanese jelly-like sweet called “Warabimochi” that is covered in black honey. You must come try these Japanese flavours! ♩


More information: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/182505



Address: Shinjuku Lumine EST Floor B1F, 3-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo

Grand Opening: March 22, 2019

Opening Hours: 11:00-22:00 (Closed when Shinjuku Lumine EST is closed)


Taiko-En Matcha Sweets & Lunch Buffet ~Meet with Tea~

Taiko-en, a Japanese garden restaurant in Osaka, will hold a matcha sweets and lunch buffet entitled “Meet with Tea” from May 8 to July 30 where you can indulge in a variety of green tea flavours to your heart’s content. The restaurant is collaboration with the long-standing Uji tea shop Itohkyuemon again this year, who proved very popular last year. Not only can you enjoy tea-flavoured sweets but thanks to the buffet option you can also fill up as much as you want on the lunch menu!

More information: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/181891


▶︎Matcha Sweets & Lunch Buffet ~Meet with Tea~

Venue: Luxele, Taiko-En Floor 1F

Address: 9-10 Amijimacho, Miyakojima Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture

Running: Weds May 8, 2019 – Tues July 30, 2019

Time: Slot 1 – 11:30-13:00 / Slot 2 – 14:00-15:30

Price: General ¥4,500 / Elementary School Students ¥2,000 / Children (3+ Years): ¥1,000

*Prices include entry for one, service charge and tax

* Bookings will not be accepted from 30 mins before the time slot begins.

* Customers for each time slot can enter from the start of the time slot and must leave before it ends.

*Slot 2 available on weekends and holidays only.

*A commemorative photo will be taken of diners before the buffet starts

Taiko-En Official Website: https://www.taiko-en.com/


Kansai-limited Disney Alfort Uji Matcha

The new Uji matcha flavoured Disney Alfort biscuits were released in Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Wakayama, Nara and Shiga. They are now available at JR Rail stores, major souvenir shops and other train stations, airports and highways. The flavour of Alfort biscuits is as tasty as ever. You can enjoy the deep bitter flavour of the uji matcha to your heart’s content. There are nine varieties of Disney designs on the biscuits. Which character will you get? You’ll have to open the packet to find out! ♩


More information: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/181666


▶︎ Kansai-limited Disney Alfort Uji Matcha


Fri March 1, 2019 – Shops throughout JR Rail lines in the Kansai region

Tue March 12, 2019 – Major souvenir shops at rail stations, airports and highways in the Kansai region

Bourbon Official Website (Japanese): https://www.bourbon.co.jp/

Bourbon official website: https://www.bourbon.co.jp/



Gudetama Cafe Matcha Collaboration With MACCHA HOUSE

One of the most popular Sanrio characters you can find at HEP FIVE is the lazy egg Gudetama. Make your way to this Gudetama-themed cafe! For the collaboration, MACCHA HOUSE have created Gudetama versions of their Uji Matcha Tiramisu and Houjicha Tiramisu. Their Matcha Tiramisu, which is served in a special wooden box, has received huge media coverage. The collaboration will run from Thursday 14th March to Monday 6th May. The Uji Matcha Tiramisu and Houjicha Tiramisu have an image of Gudetama designed on the top. Enjoy it while the limited edition menu is about!

More information: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/181060


▶︎Gudetama Cafe HEP FIVE

Address: HEP FIVE 7F, 5-15 Kakudacho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka Prefecture

Running: Thurs 14th March ー Mon 6th May 2019

Opening Hours: 11:00am-10:30pm (Last Orders 10:00pm)

No Fixed Holidays. (*Except when HEP FIVE is closed)

TEL: 06-6366-3694

Gudetama Cafe Official Website: http://gudetama.createrestaurants.com/

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Matcha latte remake: BOBA365(ボバ365)

The new Yaki Brûlée Matcha Latte is an upgrade of BOBA365’s most popular beverage, the Tapioca Matcha Latte Kiwami. It’s a combination of bitter matcha from Shizuoka prefecture and milk. It has just the right amount of sweetness to create an even deeper flavour than the store’s original matcha latte. The top of the latte is scorched for a fun, crunchy texture! The original Tapioca Matcha Latte Kiwami has also be turned into a delicious dorayaki dessert packed with a generous serving of matcha cream. We recommend you try this too!

More information: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/177830


▶︎ BOBA365

Address: 2-5-9 Asakusa, Taito Ward, Tokyo

Business Hours: 11:00-21:00

No Fixed Holidays.

Access: 3-minutes on foot from Asakusa Station via TSUKUBA EXPRESS / 10-minutes on foot from Asakusa Station via all other lines

BOBA365 Official Website: https://peraichi.com/landing_pages/view/boba365



Matcha, Sakura, Mix “Shun shoku soft”

Gion Tsujiri Gion main store has started selling the “Shun shoku soft” (spring-coloured soft serve ice cream). Matcha, sakura and mix ー you can choose your favourite flavours for your ice cream! As it’s cherry-blossom season in Japan, the three-coloured dango dumpling skewer finishes the look! Sweet white bean whip, custard cream, strawberry jelly and many more western and Japanese-style flavours really make this luxurious and spring-themed! This is the best way to enjoy the flavours of sakura and matcha!

More information: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/ja/182652


▶︎ Shun shoku soft

Price: ¥800(price after tax)

Available from Friday 8th March 2019 (Sale end date to be confirmed)

※ This information is subject to change without notification

Selling at: Gion Tsujiri Gion main store


Gion Tsujiri Gion main store

Address: 573−3 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Shijo, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto

Opening hours: 10:00 ー 22:00

No fixed holidays





So, what do you think? Make sure you eat loads of matcha sweets!