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seeking Japanese matcha

david Sep 26, 2001 02:23 PM

I was thrilled to find Cindy's Planet, the cafe in Chinatown that offers an array of hard-to-find Asian drinks, including green tea made with matcha (the powdered tea used in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony).

Where can I buy matcha in larger quantities? The local Japanese markets (like Yoshinoya in Central Square Cambridge) have precious tiny tins of it for a lot of money, but is there a cheaper way?

And, does anyone know of other cafes that serve matcha?


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    spicyroll Sep 26, 2001 11:52 PM

    i havnt been able to find high quality green tea in
    any stores but i often order tea from two online
    sites and they both have matcha

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      Hiko Ikeda Sep 26, 2001 05:44 PM

      On the Internet. If you want their Web pages, I can post here.

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      1. re: Hiko Ikeda
        david Sep 26, 2001 08:01 PM

        Yes, please, would love to know the URL's. Thanks.

        1. re: david
          Hiko Ikeda Sep 27, 2001 11:13 AM

          New York City has a Japanese grocery story that sells many types of Japanese tea.

          People who live in New England can order most of the store's items by mail.

          Link: http://www.katagiri.com/

          1. re: Hiko Ikeda
            Hiko Ikeda Sep 27, 2001 11:24 AM

            Although San Francisco's Japantown has three Japanese grocery stores, only one of them has its Web site.

            Anyway, I think that all items on the list are shipped to Boston.

            Link: http://www.maruwa.com/index_e.html

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