Chinese Afternoon Tea ‘The Profundity of Tea’

Tea-infused Delights Await: Discover the Artistry of Chinese Afternoon Tea

A Table With Food And Drinks On It

Discover the allure of our newest creation, the ‘Chinese Afternoon Tea―The Profundity of Tea’ at China Shadow, where the refreshing green of early summer awaits. Available for a limited time starting May 15, indulge in a symphony of flavors meticulously crafted with handpicked teas from the renowned Kyoto tea purveyor, Ippodo Tea.

Our delectable spread features ten varieties of Chinese sweets and three savory delights, each infused with the essence of fine teas like gyokuro, sencha, and hojicha. Delve into a world where sweetness, umami, astringency, and bitterness harmonize, as the aroma of tea becomes an integral part of every bite.

Elevating your experience further, Chef Ando's acclaimed original blended tea with 8 kinds of ingredients. Plus, savor a selection of nine Chinese teas alongside Japanese favorites, allowing you to immerse yourself in a unique fusion of tea cultures.

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Chinese Afternoon Tea ‘The Profundity of Tea’

  • Duration: May 15 - July 9, 2024
            *Please note that there might be temporary closures due to private events or other reasons. Please contact us for further details.
  • Prices:
    • Chinese Afternoon Tea JPY6,600 / JPY 9,900 with Champagne free-flow (L.O. 90 minutes from the starting time)
    • Chinese Night Afternoon Tea  JPY7,700 / JPY 10,800 with Champagne free-flow (L.O. 90 minutes from the starting time)
      *Prices are inclusive of consumption tax and subject to a 15% service charge.
  • Time:
    • Chinese Afternoon Tea 12:00pm-2:00pm 
    • Chinese Night Afternoon Tea 6:00pm-7:30pm(L.O.)
      *Advanced reservation required one day prior at 3:00 p.m.
  • Menu:
    • Chinese savory items:
      • Chilled abalone with sencha jelly
      • Shrimp & lychee tempura with gyokuro salt
      • Hojicha favored rice ball
      • Kyoto bancha smoked vegetables
    • Chinese sweets:
      • Almond tofu with gyokuro jelly
      • Aiyu jelly with hojicha syrup
      • Crème brûlée infused with smoky Kyoto bancha
      • Hojicha egg tart
      • Gyokuro mochi roll
      • Kudzu jelly cake served with matcha
      • Hojicha bubble latte with caramelized almond
      • Sesame ball with hojicha bean paste
      • Gyokuro coconut ball
      • Genmaicha favored Taiwan castella cake
    • Options (extra JPY550 per item)
      • Chinese cold noodles with Kishu honey plum
      • Barbecue pork fried rice with XO sauce
    • Ippodo Tea, Chinese Tea & Original Blended Tea
      • Newly Harvested Sencha (HOT/ICED)
      • Matcha Seiun 
      • Premium hojicha 
      • Japanese black tea
      • Long Feng Ying Cha *CHINA SHADOW tea blend (Lemon peel & Chamomile blended) 
      •  Anxi Xianghua Tieguanyin (Oolong Tea) 
      • Dung Ding Oolong Tea 
      • Premium Jasmin tea
      • Chen Nian Puer Cha


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A Table With Bowls Of Food And A Plant

Using meticulously selected teas from the renowned Kyoto tea purveyor, Ippodo, we craft each Chinese sweet and savory delight with a dedication to handcrafting. Infused with premium tea leaves such as gyokuro, sencha, and hojicha, our menu boasts a harmony of textures, flavors, and aromas.

Indulge in our signature dishes, including sencha jelly, sencha-infused salt, and the irresistible smoky bitterness of Kyoto Hojicha crème brûlée served atop a bed of fresh tea leaves. Don't miss the exquisite balance of textures and flavors in our gyokuro jelly and almond tofu, where ample tea leaves are incorporated into each bite.

For an extra treat, explore our optional additions, like the refreshing Cold Noodles or the savory Fried Rice, available for just an additional 550 yen. It's a culinary journey where every dish is crafted with passion and precision.

About Ippodo 

A Building With Trees In The Front

Ippodo's origins date back three centuries to the year 1717, when Rihei Watanabe established a shop called Omiya to sell tea and ceramics. In 1846, the shop was renamed Ippodo, which literally means “preserve one.” The name came from Prince Yamashina, who enjoyed Ippodo tea and wanted the shop to preserve one tradition: providing high quality tea. Ippodo continues to adapt as times change, but has remained devoted to high quality Japanese tea ever since.



+81(0)3-5783-1258 (10:00a.m.~8:00p.m.)

  • Prices are inclusive of tax and subject to a 15% service charge.
  • Menu items, duration, and hours are subject to change.
  • Images are samples only.
  • Reservation required by 3:00 p.m. the day before.