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テ・ホンTe Hong

© Te Hong

© Te Hong

中国茶だけで100種類以上。日本茶や抹茶、紅茶などのお茶専門ティーサロン「Te Hong(テ・ホン)」。「hong」とは中国語で高貴な色、紅色のこと。店内には欄間をアレンジしたテーブルが。Just with the Chinese tea, there are over 100 kinds. Tea expert tea salon, Te Hong hosts various kinds of teas including Japanese tea, matcha and black tea. ‘Hong’ in Chinese is the word for the royal reddish color実家には茶室もあり、幼少期からお茶に触れて育ったというオーナーが茶道や茶芸など作法にこだわらずに、とにかくゆったりと美味しいお茶を飲みに来て欲しいとオープン。

1,200円〜3,500円まで4ランクに分類された香り豊かで、産地や製法によって実に味わい深い様々なお茶をテイスティング、オーダーできる。着席したら好みの茶葉と抹茶茶碗を選び、迷ったら造詣の深いオーナーに相談して。自分好みの新しい茶葉に出合える発見も。茶葉本来の味と香りを最大限に引き出すため、自分の目前で茶葉ごと適温で煎れていただける。上品な甘さの粒あんと米粉を福岡から取り寄せ、生地で薄く包み軽く炙っていただく福岡の郷土菓子「梅ヶ枝もち(うめがえもち)」と金沢の落雁、麻布豆源の豆菓子がお茶請けに。「梅ヶ枝もち」は梅、柚子、ヨモギ、栗などを月ごとに生地に練り込んだものも。焼きたての食感となめらかな粒あんが美味。うなぎや高菜れんこんなどのオリジナルおにぎりも、七煎まで移りゆく茶葉の香りと味わいをゆったりと愉しむためのサブメニュー。

陶器は、景徳鎮や宜興の中国茶器の他に福岡の高取焼や佐賀の唐津焼、92歳でなお現役の人間国宝・中村清六作品などを展示販売。茶葉も30gから購入可能。「三脚蟾蜍」という中国古代神話に由来する三本足の蛙の置物は風水で財運を呼ぶとか。口に銭、脇にも銭束、背中に七星。朝は蛙の顔を外に向け、夜には内に向けると入ってきた財運が逃げないという。そんなオーナーとの会話にも席を立つのを忘れそう。

Te Hong(テ・ホン)
住所:東京都港区南青山6-2-2 南青山ホームズ1F
時間:日〜木 12:00〜22:00/金・土 12:00〜26:00(年末年始定休)
TEL:03-3400-3755
http://www.te-hong.net

Text: mina
. The interior is designed with tables with Japanese transom. The store was opened by an owner, who grew up in a home with Tearoom, as a space purely for relaxing and enjoying the taste of the tea, without any strict guidelines of a traditional tea ceremony.

It is possible to order or do tasting of various teas, which are priced from 1,200 to 3,500 yen and categorised by the origin and manufacturing process into 4 types. Once seated choose your favourite tealeaves and tea bowl. If lost, consult the owner with expertise advice. You may be lucky enough to discover your new favourite tea. To maximise the original taste and flavour of tea, serving takes place right in front of your eyes. Elegantly sweet grain sauce and rice flour are delivered from Fukuoka, Umegamochi rice cake, a local sweet from Fukuoka that is lightly wrapped and warmed, rakugan sweet from Kanazawa and bean sweet from Azabu are served as snacks for the teas. Umegamochi rice cake is a sweet that wraps plum, citron, mugwort and chestnut. The texture of the baked sweet and soft grain sauce create the tasty flavour. The menu includes unique rice balls with eel and Takana lotus root.

Potteries, which are exhibited and sold, include Chinese Jingdezhen, Yixing, Fukuoka’s Takatori yaki, Saga’s Karatsu yaki and works from Seiroku Nakamura, a 92 years old national treasure. Tealeaves are also sold from 30g. The figurine of a toad with three legs is a Tripod toad from ancient Chinese mythology indicates economy fortune from the Feng Sui. It has money in its mouth, bundle of money beside its arm and seven starts on its back. By turning its face outwards in the morning and inwards at night, it is said that the economy fortune will not run away. Chatting with the owner with such an expertise knowledge will definitely make you forget to leave the store.

Te Hong
Address: 1F Minamiaoyamahomes, 6-2-2 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Open: Sun-Thu 12:00-22:00 / Fri-Sat 12:00-26:00
Tel: 03-3400-3755
otoiawase@te-hong.net
http://www.te-hong.net

Text: mina
Translation: Akio Usui
Te Hong
地址:東京都港区南青山6-2-2 南青山ホームズ1F
时间:周日至周四 12:00-22:00/周五,周六 12:00-26:00(新年假期)
电话:03-3400-3755
http://www.te-hong.net

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