20141103-sencha-1-vicky-wasik

Getting Tea Drunk in Japan’s Sencha Paradise

When I took my first trip to Japan a few years ago, I imagined Tokyo as a tea-drinker’s paradise, with funky tea cafes on every corner, serving up green tea in endless variations and a near-embarrassing degree of connoisseurship. You know, like what Seattle did to coffee. Alas, no. Coffeehouses vastly outnumber tea cafes in…