Monday, May 22, 2006

Koots Green Tea Cafe

Not so long ago we remarked on the appearance on these shores of the green tea cafe, already a popular concept in Japan. The first Koots Green Tea has opened in the Seattle area and the Seattle Times marked the event with an article on the concept and a profile of head honcho Kouta Matsuda.

The article poses the question "Is America ready for real green tea?" I can't speak for roughly 300 million other Americans, but I'd have to answer in the affirmative for myself.

The reporter quotes the Tea Association of the USA, pointing out that tea rooms in the United States have jumped from 200 to 2,000 locations in the last decade. So apparently I'm not the only one that would be inclined to answer "yes" to that question.


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