Everything Green Tea: Kozui Green Tea - The Much Awaited Visit!

Written By clapalisoc on Wednesday 29 June 2016 | 12:10

I've been itching to visit Kozui Green Tea for years now but since Tomas Morato is a little far off from home, it never became a priority. I remember that I would always search for blogs regarding the place and die of Matcha envy. Until I went on a Tomas Morato food crawl with my looloo friends and  Kozui was one of our stops.

Kozui Green Tea Tomas Morato
Kozui Green Tea, Tomas Morato

Just before hitting Ikigai Kakigori, we passed by Kozui and it was inevitable to stop and check out the place. When we got inside, I immediately noticed that the place needs some TLC. 

Kozui Green Tea Interiors Tomas Morato
A peek inside Kozui Green Tea

Worn out pictures on the wall, worn out paint and an overall "I need some upgrade and re-touch" feel and smell lingered. I wished the owner updated or at least maintained the store interiors a bit. 

Strawberry Anmitsu
Strawberry Anmitsu for 150Php

We checked their menu and since we were stuffed from eating since morning, we settled for dessert. One of my friends and I agreed to share an order of their Strawberry Anmitsu with Green Tea Ice Cream. We were thinking of soft serve ice cream with strawberries, jellies and adzuki. Apparently, we were wrong. As we dug in, we noticed that:

FIRST: the green tea soft-serve ice cream wasn't as fantastic as as we thought it will be. It was just okay - lacking in matcha kick with too much milk. Kissako's soft-serve was waaaaay better. 

SECOND: the strawberry part was just strawberry jam!

THIRD: it has some shaved iced underneath when we though that the bowl had nothing but Matcha soft-serve among other ingredients. 

Strawberry Anmitsu
A look at all the stuff in my Strawberry Anmitsu Bowl

Other than these, the bowl also had some mochi like balls, green tea jellies, adzuki beans and taro jam. Honestly, nothing special. Maybe if you're a Matcha Newbie or if you don't like your Matcha bitter and earthy, this is for you - subtle and milky.

Kozui Green Tea Store details
Some of the tea variants that they sell

Other than their Matcha offerings like ice cream, latte, fruit teas with green tea as base, they also have frappes, smoothies and hot tea among their beverage list. They offer food as well in the form of sandwiches, wraps, salads, soba, takoyaki and other fried Japanese snacks.

Kozui Green Tea Tomas Morato
Store details and other offerings

Finally ticked this off my long list of Matcha places and no plans of coming back. Staff were not friendly and definitely accommodating. We were the only customers but they seemed too frustrated that we came in. They weren't smiling and even if it was obvious that it was our first time, they didn't bother suggesting items from their menu that we should try. We kept on asking and they kept on giving irritated one liner answers.

3 out of 5 Stars for Kozui Green Tea!

---Kozui Green Tea: 258 Tomas Morato Ave. cor. Sct. Fernandez St., Tomas Morato, Quezon City

Kozui Green Tea Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

About clapalisoc

I am a workaholic mom who is also trying to be the best wife ever. I am a self proclaimed food lover, a frustrated cook and pastry master. I have a thing for books and scrap booking fills up my free time. Blogging? It's something I do once in a while when I can squeeze in some "me time" in this super busy life.


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