15 Superb Matcha Treats To Try This Summer

Pablo's Matcha Cheese Tart

One from our favorite baked cheese tart brand, Pablo. This green tea delicacy is sprinkled with powdered sugar, topped with rich matcha whip cream and decorated with sweet azuki beans. Wait 'till the superb matcha cream oozes out of the tart after a single bite, pretty much taking you to heaven. Available at Pablo mini stores across Japan. ¥230 apiece.

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Lawson's Red Bean And Matcha Whip Cream Puff

This Lawson favorite is a fusion of Kyoto Uji matcha whip cream and Hokkaido's red beans, creating the finest puff for a bargain price. Buy at all Lawson stores across Japan (excluding Okinawa). ¥160.

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The Strings' Green Tea Afternoon Tea Set

The Intercontinental Hotel opens up the green season with an unforgettable matcha-filled afternoon. The limited event includes a great number of matcha-inspired sweets, sandwiches and drinks all made from high quality ingredients. Available at The Strings by Intercontinental Tokyo daily from 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. by June 30, 2017. ¥4,000.

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Syumpoo’s Matcha Poundcake

Another proud seasonal special from Syumpoo, this matcha pound cake is baked with rich matcha powder and Hokkaido's sweet azuki beans to create the perfect combination of flavors. Available at HanaSyumpoo Ecute Tokyo, Ecute Shinagawa, Takashimaya Food Maison Shin-Yokohama and Sky Tree Town until mid August, 2017. ¥1,296.

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Rihga Royal Hotel Tokyo's Green Tea Fair

Cakes, Japanese style-parfaits, cocktails and take-home sweets, the Rihga Royal Hotel near Waseda station in Tokyo, is offering it all this summer with its special Kyoto "Wazuka" Green Tea Fair. Taste the special 3-item dessert plate (pictured) (¥2,495), Japanese green tea parfait (¥2,495), as well as the unique gin-based "Green Lady" cocktail (¥1,901) and "Rikyu", the perfect alcoholic beverage made of Japanese single malt whiskey, green tea and orange flavor (¥2,138). Served at the hotel's Garden Lounge and Cellar Bar until June 30, 2017.

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Seven Eleven's Uji Matcha Warabi Mochi

A traditional warabi mochi with a twist of matcha whip and rich black honey inside. What else?! Buy at all Seven Eleven stores across Japan (excluding Hokuriku, Chukyo, Kinki, Kyushu). ¥120.

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Saryo Tsujiri's Emerald Parfait

Uji matcha and roasted green tea-flavored, this parfait is filled with luscious layers of ice cream, white mochi, jelly and topped with matcha whipped cream. Buy at Saryo Tsujiri in Daimaru Tokyo. ¥1,393.

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Le Billet's Matcha Macaron Set

This too-pretty-to-eat set includes two Uji Kinemori, two Uji Matcha, and two Yuzu Matcha macarons. A great gift for your friend or yourself. Available at Le Billet in Tokyo Station's Ecute South Court. ¥1,296.

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Syumpoo’s Tokyo Melting Tenryu Matcha

Another of Syumpoo's exclusive bites, this baked matcha cheese cake is made with egg yolk, Hokkaido cream and cream cheese. Couple with a cup of green tea, this cheesecake will easily become the star of your afternoon tea time. Available at HanaSyumpoo Ecute Tokyo, Ecute Shinagawa, Takashimaya Food Maison Shin-Yokohama and Sky Tree Town until August 31, 2017. ¥1,296.

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Doutor’s Uji Matcha Frozen

Coffee shop Doutor welcomes the hot season with a new matcha drink. Almost like a dessert, this special freeze is rich in matcha flavor, topped with whip cream and domestically harvested azuki beans. Available at Doutor stores across Japan. From ¥360.

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Toraya Cafe’s Matcha and White Chocolate Paste

Ever wondered how matcha would taste on your toast? This seasonal spread combines the bitterness of matcha and the sweetness of white chocolate to create the perfect complement to your breakfast. Available at Toraya Cafe in Aoyama, Shinjuku and Omotesando Hills. ¥864.

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Matcha Beer Garden

While there are many matcha flavored sweets, only a handful brave brands turn to the green powder to combine it with alcohol. So, here's a chance! Green Tea Restaurant 1899 Ochanomizu in Kanda invites you to celebrate the warm weather by drinking from ten different types of matcha infused beer or wine — out on the terrace! Until Sept 30, 2017. ¥3,500 for all-you-can-drink.

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Nanaya's Matcha Chocolate Set

A classic seasonal treat. Nanaya from Shizuoka, famous for its "seven shades of matcha gelato,&quot presents a special set of green tea almond and macadamia chocolates. Available at Nanaya Aoyama. ¥1,600.

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Afternoon Tea Tearoom's Gion Baker's French Toast

Drawing flavors from West and East, this french toast is topped with green tea ice cream, azuki beans and seasonal fruits. A true spring on a toast. Available at Afternoon Tea Tearoom in Omotesando. ¥1,220.

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Starbucks's Matcha Pudding

The creamy, matcha-flavored Japan exclusive Starbucks Pudding literally melts in your mouth. Base of the silky dessert is a layer of matcha syrup, a pleasant surprise to say the least. Available at Starbucks stores across Japan. ¥320.

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