I can proudly declare that I've never been without green tea for a single day of my existence, whether it be the numerous varieties of jasmine green tea bags in our pantry, or the slightly pricier tins of Matcha Matsu from DAVIDsTEA. And because of my fondness for the pulverized grassy substance, it was only a short while before I found myself craving for more Tsujiri after my initial visit.
Another item that grabbed my attention after a sufficient amount of hype on Instagram would be: No. 31, the Houjicha Float. While I had my doubts about the strength of the roasted tea flavour, many claimed otherwise. Noting the girl at the cashier, who, to my surprise, spoke a decent amount of English, promised uncompromised tea flavour even with the addition of milk, I chose No. 32, the Houjicha Milk Float. The medium size with matcha soft serve rang in at a whopping eight dollars - Yikes.
The "Sunrise" Uji seemed to be a good item for sharing among groups though. (Honestly, you can't go wrong with kakigori when the weather begins warming up.)
Instead of the crispy, slightly crumbly shell I had so greatly anticipated, the exterior of the O-Matcha Cream Puff was soft and soggy, falling flat against the dual pastry cream layer. The thin layer of cookie topping was almost indiscernible to the eye, let alone to adding any potential texture variances.