Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Japanese Cha House Teas off in Ancoats

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Japanese Cha House Teas off in Ancoats

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INSPIRED by the tea houses of Japan, Cha-ology is bringing a taste of ancient tradition to Ancoats.

The new cafe will feature a raised wooden seating area, with low tables and cushions on the floor for seats and there's a strict no- shoe policy. But for people who don't want to take the plunge bare- footed, there's a tea bar with chairs where customers can keep their shoes on.

This will be the first restaurant venture by Hong Kong-born Mei Lee, who travelled to Tokyo to study the art of matcha.

The menu will feature a selection of Japanese teas and sweets, alongside homemade cakes and cookies.

The cafe will also have a summer dessert menu, made with Japanese ingredients, including homemade matcha ice cream, homemade anko (a sweet red bean paste) with chewy dango (a sweet dumpling made from rice flour). …

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