Tres Cabezas in Friedrichshain. Photo: Berlinow

Great Coffee in Friedrichshain

A Taste of Nippon in Berlin

 

(Japanese Tea, That Is)

Out of Nippon

Rhinower Straße 3, 10437 Berlin

Business Hours Tue–Thu: 12.00–19.00, Fri–Sat: 12.00–23.00 (open end), Sun 12.00–19.00

Web outofnippon.jimdo.com

U2 Schönhauser Allee

Tea brewing for geeks: When the thermometer drops to 70 degrees, it’s time to pour the water. Photo: Berlinow

I don’t want to pay two or three euros for some hot water and a dull bag of tea. That’s way I almost never drink tea at a café. To drink truly great tea you should go to someone that have a passion for tea. Out of Nippon in Prenzlauer Berg is such a place.

In a relaxed and tastefully decorated room, Out of Nippon serves probably the best tea you can find in Berlin. Imported directly from Japan by the shop’s owner, the Soba-cha is a delicacy. It’s roasted buckwheat tea, with a sweet nutty flavor and completely caffein free. Another treat is the Genmai-cha, roasted brown rice combined with green tea. This tea also has a nutty, almost salty flavor combined with the mild taste of the green tea leaves.

When you’re at Out of Nippon, take a few minutes to admire a tansu, an old japanese commode. The café also sell restored japanese furniture.

On occasion there are concerts and other events, check the website for details.

 

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