Cha-An: Green Tea Roll and Sake Ice Cream

230 E 9th St, 2nd Fl
(between Stuyvesant St & 3rd Ave)
New York, NY 10003


I love green tea and matcha and all related desserts. This is the second time I have been to Cha An and was equally satisfied as the first. The tea house is very small and is decorated with simple wooden furniture. We ordered my favorite matcha latte and black sesame creme brûlée. Since we usually choose to splurge on dinner, and thus rarely decide to go somewhere just for dessert, I decided to splurge this time and also got this green tea roll.

The soft spongey green tea cake wrapped itself around a slightly bitter green tea cream. I love the slight bitterness of green tea. The sake ice cream needed more sake. It took a couple of spoons before I could detect any traces of sake, delicious delicious sweet vanilla sake.


Overall a nice warm experience. 2 desserts and a latte for nearly $30… Reserved for special occasions and especially cold days only.

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