Nodaya Chaten is a well-established Japanese tea specialty store in Kanazawa, founded in 1859. It’s situated in the Tatemachi Shopping Street, conveniently close to Kanazawa’s bustling downtown area, Korinbo. The shop includes a cafe space and has been cherished by locals for many years.
The flagship product is “Kaga Boucha” (Kaga stick tea). The tea leaves are sourced from a trusted tea merchant in Shizuoka, as chosen by the shop owner. The roasting process involves direct flame roasting of the stems from the first-picked leaves in a rotating drum, followed by sand-filled roasting, all done meticulously by hand.
Kaga Boucha is available in two types: the lightly roasted “Kiwami” with an emphasis on fragrance and the deeply roasted “Kaori” that balances aroma and flavor.
They also sell “Kaga no Koucha,” a black tea made from tea leaves cultivated in the Uchikoshi area of Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture. It’s a Japanese black tea known for its subtle sweetness and refreshing taste.
In the cafe space, they offer drinks like their prized Kaga Boucha and matcha latte, along with sweets made using tea.
A popular choice among customers is the “Matcha ice cream.”
This ice cream is made from matcha ground in-store using a stone mill, allowing you to savor the authentic aroma and richness of matcha.
Furthermore, the menu includes various Japanese-style sweets such as “Kaga Boucha Parfait” and “Matcha Parfait.” You can enjoy a leisurely tea time while gazing at the courtyard.
Address: 3 Tatemachi, Kanazawa City
Opening hours: Weekdays 9:30am-6:30pm
Open seven days a week