Kozui Green Tea has literally been on my radar for a few years already but my attempts to try their products have always been in vain for one reason or another.While Irene and I was finished running errands in the Quezon City area we chanced upon an open parking space across the store and thought it must be a sign.
What struck me as I entered the show was the teas on display on the sides and in front of the counter in different containers. The predominant light green colors also gives off a sense of calm, relaxing me despite the glaring hot sun outside. We trooped to the counter and placed our orders.
Tokyo Sakura Milk Green Tea (P90) was my order, a special that’s not on the regular menu but part of Kozzui’s Bloom series. I had black pearls with my drink, they were smaller than I expected by chewy and tasty nonetheless. Irene had a try of my drink and found it too strong for her tastes maybe because they don’t have the option of 150% sugar that she’s used to.I felt the tea was just right, strong with flowery hints or maybe I’m just a sucker for Japanese stuff.
My drink was relegated to the background with Irene’s order hitting the table.
Anmitsu (P150). Irene initially wanted frozen yogurt on top but since it was not available, settled for Green tea ice cream. This dessert is beautiful aesthetically as well as in taste. Different colored dango balls (similar to the ones used in ginataan) peek out under the large swirl of green tea ice cream. Eating some of the ice cream will reveal hidden azuki red bean and crushed ice underneath. I tried eating them all together in one spoonful and it was quite a different sensation kinda like halo-halo with the crunch from the crushed ice mixed with the ice cream, but still different because of the uniquely Japanese ingredients.
Kozui’s is quite a unique place, we will surely be back to try some of their other stuff. Next time I’m getting myself a serving of that Anmitsu for myself, no sharing the dango balls anymore.
Kozui Green Tea
258B Tomas Morato Ave,
Quezon City, Philippines
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