Katsute 100 Japanese Tea room in London
For those of you that don't know, I have a huge appreciation of Japanese culture. I have visited several times (including taking photos on a tea tour of Japan for a tea company), have worked with numerous Japanese events and businesses and now run a blogazine called Love Japan Magazine.
I'm always on the lookout for new Japanese events, exhibitions, cafes and restaurants to visit and this week I visited Japanese cafe and tea room Katsute 100 not once, not twice, but three times! I think this demonstrates how lovely it is. Two things I love about tea rooms in Japan are their tranquility and attention to detail, and both of these things are present at Katsute 100. It's truly like stepping off the London streets into a little Kyoto tea room.
This is a tea room with an extensive menu of loose leaf teas and tea lattes as well as delicious desserts. My personal favourite drink on the menu is the houjicha latte. Houjicha is a roasted tea with an earthy natural taste which I love. Desserts include sakura mochi (cherry blossom sweet made from rice with a glutinous texture), matcha (green tea) layer cake and fruit sandwich. The helpful staff can recommend teas according to your own personal tastes, with a dessert to compliment it! Sake, whisky and beautiful tea pots and tableware are also available to purchase.
I urge you to visit, and I shall definitely be back very soon to sample their new cherry blossom wagashi.