Taste the very essence of tea in a modern space filled with Japanese beauty.
A gallery and café whose name is derived from wado (a coined word meaning “the Japanese way”). Kobayashi, the owner, selects tableware that you can use for a lifetime by visiting each artist. Japanese tea purchased from contract farmers in Wazuka, Kyoto, and Makinohara, Shizuoka is served at the café. The clear taste of tea, made from the whole tea leaves from a single source, creates a blissful moment.
You can select your favorite cup from the shelf for Matcha powdered green tea.
Of course, the tea is made to order. By using hot water boiled in an araregama pot, a trace of iron is mixed into the water and makes the flavor of the tea mild.
The mild and rich aroma spreads with Matcha (700 yen). The sweetened beans become a moderate accent to it.
Green leaf tea from shade grown tea leaves (1,300 yen). The first cup is served at 65℃, the second at 90℃, and the third cup and after at 100℃. By gradually increasing the water temperature, the umami flavor of tea leaves are drawn out to the maximum, and you can enjoy the change of flavor, too.
The tea leaves are served dressed with soy sauce and freshly shaved dried bonito at the end. The tea leaves have lots of umami flavor from their amino acids.
Mini zenzai sweet bean soup (500 yen), a popular menu item of wad. It uses select black soybeans from Tamba.
Toshin Building 2F, 4-9-3, Minamisenba, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Open: 10:00 - 7:00 PM
Closed: Open throughout the year