Yonezawa Chaten is a long-established Japanese tea specialty store in Kanazawa, founded in 1875. It is located near the famous Higashi Chaya District, a popular tourist destination in Kanazawa, and its traditional and dignified storefront is quite impressive.
The shop’s flagship product is the “Boucha Kaga Iri Cha,” a type of Kaga-style roasted stick tea. This tea is produced by using only the stems of the first flush tea leaves and roasting them in a unique, unchanged method since the store’s establishment.
The characteristic lies in its deep roasted aroma and rich flavor. It is recommended for those who are looking for a robust and flavorful everyday Kaga stick tea.
The “Boucha Kaga Iri Cha” received a bronze award at the “2020 Japanese Tea Selection Paris,” a Japanese tea competition held in Paris, France.
In addition to Kaga stick tea（Kaga Boucha）, the shop also sells matcha, sencha, gyokuro(shaded green tea), and more. Matcha is ground from Uji’s high-quality tea leaves right in the shop using a traditional stone mill. If you are looking for Kaga Boucha in Kanazawa, be sure to pay a visit to Yonezawa Chaten.
Address: 3-2-20 Higashiyama, Kanazawa City,
Opening hours: 9am-4pm
Closed on Sundays, National holidays, Year-end and New Year holidays