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March 21, 2017

Teatime at Aoyama Flower Market

It's officially Spring time! In light of the new season, I thought I'd write a post about one of my favorite themed cafes in Tokyo - Aoyama Flower Market Tea House. Speaking of Spring, it's currently raining + relatively chilly in SoCal...oh, what I would give to be back in this tea house sipping on fresh, hot herbal tea surrounded by colorful blooms.

Aoyama Flower Market is a seemingly small flower shop located in Shibuya. It's filled with fresh blooms and arranged by color - so it's fun to wander through, taking in the smells and various shades. They try and live by the concept "Living With Flowers Every Day".

However, the real treat of Aoyama is the hidden Tea House that is tucked away in the back of the shop. It's set up to feel like a greenhouse and is nothing short of dreamy and magical. There are fresh cut flowers at every tiny table + ivy hanging from the ceiling, trailing lazily down the walls and glass of the greenhouse style window. The flowers used in the tea house change regularly to showcase which flowers are in season. We went around Christmas so the tea house was surrounded with red blooms.

Based on reviews, there is generally always a wait. Luckily for us, we were able to walk right in. Granted, we went on a Monday around 3pm...not exactly prime time. So if you plan on making a trip to Aoyama, go during the off-hours. When we left around 5pm, there were already 20+ people waiting in line to get in!

The menu offers various beverages ranging from fresh herb tea, homemade sodas and even alcoholic beverages (their mojito sounded particularly delicious). They also offered a couple of salads and a variety of yummy desserts.

Dan and I ordered a pitcher of the Relax blend - a fresh herb tea made of lemon balm, lemon grass, dandelion, spearmint, and oregano. This blend of 5 herbs is meant for those who want to relax and feel calm. The pitcher cost 810 yen, not exactly the cheapest place. We also ordered their French Toast. It's described as the "Tea House Original French Toast baked moist, soaked in plenty of eggs and milk. Arrange with your favorite taste of honey, fresh cream, cinnamon powder". It also came sprinkled with colorful berries. So so delicious, probably one of the best French Toasts that we've ever had.

Scroll below to view all the photos from this darling tea house!


See what I mean about dreamy? So thankful Dan found this cafe on TripAdvisor, and he was sweet enough to take me. We had a lovely time and enjoyed the unique, colorful, and cozy atmosphere. If you ever find yourself with some time to kill in Shibuya, do yourself a favor and make a trip to Aoyama for some soothing tea and beautiful blooms.

Happy Spring everyone!

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