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Meal and Tea [Sanshu]

The Sanshutei Tea House

The Sanshutei Tea House was transferred to the Isuien Front Garden in the early Edo Period (late seventeenth century) as a secondary house of the Kiyosumi family, a very wealthy merchant trading high-quality fabric.

In the Sanshutei Tea House, we serve grated yam with rice and barley.

We hope that you enjoy a meal in the calmness while viewing the Front Garden.

Meal while viewing a traditional Japanese garden

Meal while viewing a traditional Japanese garden Meal while viewing a traditional Japanese garden

The Sanshutei Tea House was transferred to the Isuien Front Garden, a particularly quiet place in the Isuien Garden. We use the Sanshutei Tea House as a restaurant, Sanshu, and hope that you enjoy a meal while viewing the Front Garden.

Open day and open hours

Open day and hours of the Sunshutei Tea House are different from the garden.

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Menu

Grated yam with rice and barley

Grated yam with rice and barley
(1,850 JPY)

Grilled eel, and grated yam with rice and barley

Grilled eel, and grated yam with rice and barley
(3,000 JPY)

Matcha with sugar-ball

Matcha with sugar-ball
(850 JPY)

Matcha with bean‐jam‐filled wafers

Matcha with bean‐jam‐filled wafers
(850 JPY)

Zenzai(Sweet red bean soup)

Zenzai(Sweet red bean soup)
(720 JPY)

Coffee

Coffee
(520 JPY)

Beer,Amazake(sweet mild sake) and black tea are also ready.

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Powdered green tea "Matcha" and steeped green tea "Sencha"

Japanese people generally imagine powdered green tea when they hear the term "tea ceremony" or "appreciating tea".

Originally, powdered green tea was aristocrats’ drink. A practice of drinking powdered green tea became widespread among influential samurai or daimyo, along with tea ceremony. In the middle Edo Period (eighteenth century), tea master MATSUDAIRA Fumaiko spread the custom of drinking powdered green tea among commoners. Before the eighteenth century, commoners drank steeped green tea.

The production processes of powdered green tea and steeped green tea are different from each other, and accordingly the tastes are distinct.

"Sencha" steeped green tea.

'Sencha' steeped green tea

Sencha steeped green tea with unique sweet taste

In order to produce steeped green tea, harvested tea leaves are steamed, and then tea leaves are squeezed and heated. This results in the unique taste of steeped green tea. Put tea leaves in a tea server, and pour hot water of 90 degrees in centigrade into the tea server. You can simply drink steeped green tea because the tastes include some sweetness.

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"Matcha" Powdered green tea.

'Matcha' Powdered green tea

Matcha Powdered green tea

Prior to harvest, tea leaves for powdered green tea are grown while keeping them off sunshine in April and May. These tea leaves are steamed, dried, and powdered using milling mortar. Put powder in your cup and pour mildly hot water of 60 degrees in centigrade. This produces strong caffeine. Because of its bitter taste, it is ordinary to serve sweets with powdered green tea.

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