The matcha parfait is a piece of art, and Japan’s dessert masters continue to push the art form to new heights. Sometimes literally, like the dizzyingly tall and elaborately constructed 13-layer parfait from Tokyo teahouse Nakamura Tokichi.
But one of the most gorgeous matcha parfait creations to grace Japan is surely Itohkyuemon’s hydrangea parfait. Itohkyuemon is a famous Kyoto tea specialists founded in 1832 and based in the area’s green tea Mecca, Uji.
Their hydrangea parfait is an aesthetic treat that the teahouse brings out in June to coincide with Japan’s rainy season. The elaborate sweet has been created in the image of blooming hydrangeas glistening with dew, an arresting sight which can be seen at a temple nearby Itohkyuemon’s main premises in Kyoto.
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