This Kichijoji tea specialist has been a neighbourhood fixture since 1996, keeping locals well caffeinated with leaves and packaged tea from countries like India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and China. Sampling is allowed, and you're sure to have fun comparing the many seasonal varieties. If your Japanese is up to par, try prodding the staff for further details about the leaves' characteristics, brewing techniques and anything else you've always wanted to know about tea but never had the chance to ask. Teatime staples like jam and honey are also available, while the nearby Gclef Tea Salon is where to power up with a cuppa after all that shopping.
|Venue name:||Tea Market Gclef|
1-8-14 Kichijoji-Honcho, Musashino-shi
|Opening hours:||11am-8pm daily|
|Transport:||Kichijoji Station (Chuo, Sobu, Keio Inokashira lines), north exit|