Amausaan Uji Matcha

We’d randomly spotted Amausaan Uji Matcha while heading to lunch. It’s a Japanese dessert chain (which we’ve never heard of before) located next to Kaze Ramen.

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Seriously, not too shabby wages…

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We dropped in on a Sunday afternoon (around 4:15 pm) where it wasn’t too busy. The inside is delightfully decorated with Tori gates, plastic dessert models and tea cups adorning the walls. Service was meh.

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Dessert options consist of soft serve, ice ball, parfait, cakes/crepes and taiyaki.

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Sadly, they were out of hojicha; instead, their seasonal flavour was vanilla with strawberry. How blasé.

Uji matcha soft cream (A4) ($6.90 US large)
DSC00222The matcha flavour was excellent. Reminded us of all the soft serve we ate during our month long trip in Japan.

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Texture was silky and smooth.

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Only thing we were disappointed in was the massive hole in the middle. They’d never do that in Japan.

Matcha & red bean (B3) ($5.50 US)
DSC00223One scoop each of matcha and red bean ice cream. The matcha wasn’t memorable; slightly icy and subtle in flavour. Red bean was better.

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A touch pricy but AUM is a cute spot to get your matcha fix in.

Amausaan Uji Matcha
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amausaan-Uji-Matcha/
1950 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA
(510) 356-4237