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 has a passion for tea. Out of Nippon in Prenzlauer Berg is such a place.
(Japanese Tea, That Is) 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.