5 New ‘Houjicha’ Sweets & Drinks – The Next Best Thing After Matcha

24.January.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD

Recently, ‘houjicha,’ a type of roasted Japanese tea, has become popular among people of all ages in Japan. Right now, there are lots of different stores selling various houjicha beverages. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular, newly-released houjicha drinks!


Hachiya (Sendagaya)

“Houjicha Smoothie” (S¥500 / L¥600)

This houjicha smoothie is special for its aromatic fragrance. It uses white bean paste instead of sugar meaning you can enjoy an elegant sweetness together with a faint touch of anko.

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/81322



Hachiya (Sendagaya branch)

Address: 4-1-8 Sendagaya, Shibuya, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 9:00-19:00

Closed: Weekends, National Holidays and New Year’s Holiday

Access: 20-minutes by foot from Harajuku Station / 2-minutes by foot from Kita-sando Station

Hachiya (Daikanyama branch)

Address: 1-16-9 Ebisunishi, Shibuya, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 9:00-19:00

Closed: Never (with the exception of New Year’s Holiday)



Tsujiri (Ginza)

“Houjicha Chocolat” – 610 (pictured left)
The Ginza branch of Uji, Kyoto tea shop “Tsujiri” are currently serving a limited edition winter menu. This rich houjicha hot chocolate is mixed with flavoursome Vanhouten chocolate and Tsujiri’s own fragrant houjicha tea.

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/79035



“Tsujiri Ginza” Winter Menu

Available: December 1, 2017 to end of February 2018


Tsujiri – Ginza Branch

Address: GINZA SIX B2, 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo

Open: 10:30-20:30

TEL: 03-6263-9988




Nanaya (Aoyama)

Nanaya in Aoyama sells sweet and refreshing matcha gelato. As well as the regular matcha flavour, they also sell a houjicha flavour too, which has a subtle fragrance of tea embedded in the sweetness!

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/58538



Nanaya Aoyama

Address: Nanaya 1F, 2-7-12 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Tel: 03-6427-9008

Hours: 11:00〜19:00

Closed: Tuesdays (except national holidays)

WEB: http://nanaya-matcha.com



Oyaizu Seicha (Fukuoka, Main Branch)
Oyaizu Seicha is a producer of green tea, with its main branch in Fukuoka. They are now selling 7 varieties of gelato with tea as the main focus. They also sell a unique “houjicha rum raisin” flavour.



Oyaizu Seicha Main Branch





Sanpi Ryoron Yorimichi (Shibuya)

Sanpi Ryoron (‘Pros & Cons’) is a sweets shop selling sweets, dashi and houjicha. They have beverages, soft cream, purin and more on their houjicha menu.


Sanpi Ryoron Yorimichi

Address: 5-17-4 Hiroo, Shibuya, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00 (last orders 20:30)

Contact: 03-6409-6855

Access: 5-minutes’ walk from Hiroo Station via the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line

Closed: Mondays



Heal your soul with the indulging fragrance of houjicha.