The Uji area in Kyoto has been a famous green tea production center. Matcha is powdered green tea and, is used in various foods, especially in a wide variety of popular sweets. Many of them keep for a long time, making them great gift ideas as well.
Matcha Kit Kat, Itokyuemon (抹茶キットカット伊藤久右衛門)
Matcha Kit Kat has been very popular and You can find them everywhere in Japan.
This special Kit Kat wafers are coated in select matcha-flavored chocolate, created in collaboration with a famous tea shop from Uji. This is only available in Kyoto.
Hours : 10:00AM – 6:30PM, Cost : 864 yen (12 mini bars)
Cha-no Ka (茶の菓)
Two langue de cookies with the robust flavor of matcha and a slice of white chocolate sandwiched in between create a superb balance of bitter and sweet. Sold exclusively in Kyoto.
Hours : 9:00 to 18:00, Cost : 1360yen(10 cookies)
Premium Kyo Baum, Enryoku (プレミアム京バーム 圓緑)
This fluffy baumkuchen is made using mild soy milk produced in Kyoto and supreme fragrant matcha from Uji. It is sold exclusively at the Hanami-koji shop.
Hours : 11:00 to 19:00, Cost : 1944 yen
Kyo-Latte Smoothie Yatsuhashi (京ラテ・スムージー 八つ橋)
Bitter sweet matcha smoothie with a crushed Yatsuhashi cracker for a crispy texture. It is topped by sweet red-bean paste, whipped cream and soft unbaked Yatsuhashi.
Hours : 11:00 to 20:00, Cost : 594 yen
Tokusen Tsujiri Parfait (特選 辻利パフェ)
This cafe is very famous for its parfaits. There is all the matcha you could want, from the ice cream to topping that include matcha-flavored castella sponge cake, jelly and whipped cream.
Hours : 10:00 to 21:00, Cost : 1383 yen
Toji Komeko Waffle, Matcha (東寺米粉ワッフル 抹茶)
This waffle is made using rice flour and a generous amount of aromatic matcha. It’s not too sweet and has a moist and firm texture. There is only a limited number available each day because they are made by hand.
Hours : 8:30 to 16:30, Cost : 200 yen
Matcha Warabi-mochi (抹茶わらび餅)
Warabi-mochi are particularly soft, pleasantly bitter dumplings with matcha kneaded into the dough.Eat with some dark molasses and a sprinkling of tasted soy bean flour mixed with more matcha.
Hours : 11:30 to 21:00, Cost : 778 yen