From May 1st until June 30th, Tokyo's Royal Park Hotel will be hosting a Hojicha Afternoon Tea in conjunction with Morinoen, a hojicha specialty store founded in Nihonbashi back in 1918. The afternoon tea is priced at ¥ 4,840 per person and will include a wide variety of different tea-infused foods, including the likes of a hojicha pudding, a hojicha and cheese tart, and a hojicha Mont Blanc to name just a few.
Reservations for the afternoon tea can be made by contacting the hotel on 03-3667-1111 - unfortunately they are not accepting online bookings for this event. The full menu can be found in PDF form here (in Japanese).
The Royal Park Hotel is directly connected to Suitengumae Station on the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line (take Exit 4). Alternatively, the venue is 5 minutes walk from Ningyocho Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line (Exit A2).
For those who opt to drive, parking is free for those who dine on-site for up to two hours. Outside the two hour window, parking is charged at ¥ 300 per 30 minute increment.
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