#881 Kitahama retro ~ a famous tea shop in Osaka
A tea shop in Kitahama
I met my friend who lives in Tokyo and we haven’t seen each other for more than 10 years.
Then, for our lunch, I made a reservation to try the “afternoon tea set” at Kitahama retro. Kitahama retro is a famous tea shop in Kitahama, Osaka. It is protected by the government as a registered tangible cultural properties.
Nice conversation while enjoying a good afternoon tea set
The afternoon tea set included a 3 tier cake stand. The bottom tier had cucumber and ham sandwiches, the middle tier had scones and top tier had a slice of cake. One drink was also included in the set. I ordered a cup of blend tea with mixed herbs.
Since I had a sore throat that day, I was worried if I would cough when I drank the hot tea. In fact, the tea was so good that it felt very smooth and gentle in my mouth. I thought the shop was using high quality ingredients.
My friend hadn’t changed at all, and was just as elegant as before. We enjoyed talking about our memories (10 years ago) and tasting the afternoon tea.
↑At the 1st floor. The tea room is the 2nd floor.
↑You can take out these cakes.
↑Lion-bashi, near the tea shop