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Matcha Parfait at Nana's Green Tea | Namba, Osaka | Japan

This is Nana's Green Tea Nama Chocolate Matcha Parfait! Looks delicious, doesn't it?

Nama Chocolate Matcha parfait from Nana's  Green Tea, Osaka Japan.
Nama Chocolate Matcha parfait

For those wondering what on earth "nama" means, it actually translates to "raw," meaning raw chocolate in this case. If you look at the photos below, the cubes on top of the parfait are little blocks of matcha flavoured nama chocolate. I think the best way to describe nama chocolate would be to liken it to a ganache.

There is a huge menu at this store, offering a ton of matcha green tea based sweets and drinks. However, if matcha is not your thing, then there is also a decent amount of hojicha sweets and drinks to choose from.

For those who have never heard of hojicha - it's basically a type of green tea that has been streamed and then roasted at a high temperature, leaving it with a milder taste than green tea. Some people say they can taste a slight sweetness or smokiness in hojicha.

Because this store is in the basement of Namba City (B2), there is no outdoor seating, however there is seating both inside and outside the store. You'll need to order and pay at the counter upon entering.

If you're a true matcha lover I highly recommend a trip to Uji in Kyoto, which is famous for its high quality tea and abundance of matcha flavoured products. You can read more about Uji here.

Pictured: Nama Chocolate Matcha parfait.

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Suggested access: Namba station.

Address in English: 〒542-0076 Osaka, Chuo Ward, Nanba, 5 Chome−1−60 Namba CITY B2

Name in Japanese: ナナズグリーンティー

Address in Japanese: 〒542-0076 大阪府大阪市中央区難波5丁目1−60 なんば CITY B2

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Picture: Matcha green tea parfait in large glass container. Text reads: "Nana's Green Tea, Osaka Japan."


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