This is the Nama Chocolate Matcha Parfait from Nana's Green Tea! Looks delicious, doesn't it?
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 steamed 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.
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This store is in the basement of Namba City shopping mall (B2) with plenty of seating available 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.
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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