Matcha Green Tea Food Tasting Tour

May 1, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Whitfield Gardens
Caffè Nero next to Whitfield Gardens
Yannick Pucci
Matcha Green Tea Food Tasting Tour @ Whitfield Gardens

A relative newcomer on the the global food scene, matcha, more commonly known as green tea powder, has quickly captured the culinary world by storm and proven it is not just a fad. Long established in Japan, this potent powder has roots in the traditional tea ceremony and has in recent decades been adopted by pastry chefs and chocolatiers all over the globe. From brownies to croissants and donuts, my new ‘Matcha Green Tea’ food tasting tour unravels the history behind this enigmatic ingredient while sampling some of the best matcha-flavoured interpretations London has to offer.

Alongside tasting plenty matcha treats and one hot drink (all included in the tour price), the bohemian districts of Fitzrovia and Soho will serve as our vibrant backdrop. From little Dickensian alleyways to secluded courtyards, our exploration will also take in a charming toy museum, a former hat factory as well as an urban village filled with chic boutiques and public art.

Following in the footsteps of my ‘Macarons & Mews’ and ‘Piccadilly and Petit Fours’ walks, this new food tasting tour adopts a similar concept: exploring the hidden corners of an iconic London area while visiting the location’s sweet(est) hotspots.

The meeting point for this tour is outside of Caffè Nero next to Whitfield Gardens, close by Goodge Street Tube Station (Northern Line). This walk finishes close by Piccadilly Circus Tube Station (Bakerloo Line and Piccadilly Line). While the length of the tour is advertised as 2.5 hours, please note slight delays might occur as we will be visiting shops during regular working hours.

Including 5 tastings + 1 hot drink, the tour costs £20 per person and tickets are available for purchase on Eventbrite. All pricings for private group tours are available upon request.