XINFUCHA LAB, a specialty tea shop, is located in the Fukuoka Tenjin area. It’s situated on the basement 2nd floor of Solaria Plaza, a commercial facility directly connected to Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station.
XINFUCHA is a Fukuoka-based tea brand that started in 2019, specializing in tea from Kyushu and Taiwan. Under the vision of the owner, Mamoru Yorimoto, who wishes for people to naturally enjoy tea in their daily lives just like coffee, the brand offers various approaches to tea that suit the modern era.
Offering the pleasure of tea in a casual setting
XINFUCHA LAB is a tea shop with a tea stand. In addition to 24 types of tea leaves, they offer several limited-edition tea leaves. Their lineup includes original blends of Japanese tea, using blends of tea leaves from Kyushu, including Yame, Fukuoka’s Yame sencha, Yakushima’s black tea, and Miyazaki’s kamairicha (pan-fired tea).
For Taiwanese tea, they have a rich selection of high-quality oolong tea, such as Dong Ding oolong and Li Shan gao shan tea.
Each product is available in packaged quantities of 50g/100g, and they also offer a self-serve style where you can purchase your favorite tea from 20g to 5g. Additionally, various teas are available in tea bag form, and gift sets are also offered.
Exploring the possibilities of tea
The drink menu at the tea stand includes straight tea from Kyushu and Taiwan, as well as tea with various blends based on that tea. The recommended “Pink Lemon Squash” is a tea soda made with Kagoshima-produced “Sanrouge green tea”. “Matcha Kefir Oolong” is a blend of osmanthus oolong tea and matcha.
When brewing tea, XINFUCHA proposes a non-conventional approach using extraction tools such as tea presses, drippers, and syphons.
Time to relax and face the tea
XINFUCHA also has a reservation-based tea salon called XINFUCHA SALON, located about a 10-minute walk from XINFUCHA LAB. XINFUCHA SALON offers premium Taiwanese tea and rare Japanese tea that are not available in XINFUCHA LAB. In a serene atmosphere, customers can enjoy tea leisurely.
They offer tea from owner Yorimoto’s precious tea collection, including Taiwan’s highest-grade oolong tea, “Dayuling Tea,” which is grown at an elevation of 2600m.
Yorimoto himself serves customers here. He asks customers what kind of tea they’d like to drink and suggests a suitable tea. Using the appropriate tea ware, he meticulously brew tea in front of them.
Customers can fully enjoy the changing flavors and aromas of tea through successive infusions.
Yorimoto will kindly explain if there are any questions about tea.
Address: B2F Solaria Plaza, 2-2-43 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka city, Fukuoka
Opening hours: 11am-8pm
Open seven days a week
Address: 1-15-31 Kego, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka city, Fukuoka
Opening hours: 1pm-10pm