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Over the past few years, a wave of green has been sweeping the nation and taking us all by storm — a wave of green tea, that is. ICYMI, most coffee shops and cafes have added matcha lattes to their menus by now. And we’d bet that you could find at least one matcha-flavored snack at your local grocery store.
Well, Seattle matcha-lovers, hold on to your hats, because Japanese chain Nana’s Green Tea is dishing out the sweet, green treat of your dreams.
Originating in Japan, Nana’s Green Tea is no mom and pop concept. They have stores in several different countries, including over 80 locations in Japan alone, plus others in China, Singapore, and Malaysia, one in Vancouver, B.C., one in Honolulu, and one in our very own Denny Triangle here in Seattle.
What sets Nana’s apart from the rest of the pack is their aim to combine Japanese food culture and tradition and the modern Japanese lifestyle. Nana’s stores across Japan are designed to be a contemporary twist on traditional Japanese tea houses. And this dedication to the blending of authenticity and innovation translates to a commitment to use only the highest quality ingredients, like Uji matcha.
This is no run-of-the-mill matcha — they use green tea from their own plantations in Kyoto for their matcha-based products, which vary depending on location and can range from green tea lattes to ice cream sundaes to bakery items and more.
And now, folks, the precious details you’ve all been waiting for — yes, Nana’s is, in fact, satisfying Seattle’s sweet tooth with drumroll… matcha sundaes.
It’s called a Matcha Warabi Mochi Parfait, and it. looks. amazing. Get ready for craveable creations made with matcha pudding, red bean paste, chiffon cake, matcha ice cream, corn flakes, and mochi. And they even have a chocolate rendition, if that’s more your style.
With all sorts of flavors and options, these sundaes are sure to be a fan favorite. And speaking of fan favorites, the Seattle spot is the first Nana’s to feature a breakfast menu. In an effort to tailor the store to its surroundings, they decided to make the first United States mainland location a Japanese take on an American cafe. And you can’t get much more Seattle than that.
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