My Ginger Adventure in a Japanese Tea House

Unami - Maison de thé traditionnelle in Brussels
Unami – Maison de thé traditionnelle in Brussels

Let’s admit it, no one really likes Wednesdays. You’re half done with your work, yet two more days to go until the weekend. But I spent my last Wednesday in Japan for a change.

“How come?” you will ask. Well, I was lucky to find Unami, a Japanese tea house, in Bailli/Baljuw street in Brussels. A short mind traveling took me to another important culture and country in tea industry. From a variety of Japanese teas I chose kukicha with ginger (Wednesday’s afternoons can be heavy and ginger will give you a boost). To my surprise, I was served this green tea with a matcha cookie and a sugar-coated slice of ginger. So… if ginger, let it all be ginger!

Kukicha with ginger and a sugar-coated slice of ginger
Kukicha with ginger and a sugar-coated slice of ginger
Japanese tea ceramics in Unami
Japanese tea ceramics in Unami
Glass tea ware in Unami
Glass tea ware in Unami
Counter at Unami in Brussels
Counter at Unami in Brussels

After walking around and taking some pictures, I also spotted a box of ginger that turned out to be the same I ate. I couldn’t resist buying it, of course. That was my truly ginger Wednesday 🙂

Ginger confectionary bought in Unami
Ginger confectionary bought in Unami
Ginger in sugar tastes good with tea
Ginger in sugar tastes good with tea

4 thoughts on “My Ginger Adventure in a Japanese Tea House

  1. I’ve walked by this tea shop several times, including today, but have yet to step into it. Someday soon! Interesting combination of candied sugar with tea – would have expected the former to be so strong that it would mask the taste of the tea.

      1. I often pass by there on the way to my favourite secondhand bookstore (Ninjinski, which is at Chatelain). I can already imagine going by Unami for tea with a new book in hand 😉

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