Boston’s First Modern Japanese Tea House Opens on Wednesday

Gen Sou (Photo: Casey McNamara)

BROOKLINE, MA– Gen Sou En Tea House opens the doors to its first tea house in the United States on February 21st in the heart of Coolidge Corner in Brookline, MA. The modern Japanese tea house will open its door to public at 10:00 am.

Each day until opening Gen Sou En Tea House will be giving away Tea for Two via its social media channels.

Gen Sou En Tea House combines traditional green tea preparation with contemporary food pairings, and blends Japanese culture with local sourcing and community. In addition to a full array of tea and coffee, Gen Sou En will serve breakfast, lunch, light dinner and dessert, plus sake, wine and beer.

Gen Sou (Photo: Casey McNamara)

It is located at 299 Harvard Street in Coolidge Corner, and will be open 7 days a week, Monday to Sunday: 6:30am-9pm

Gen Sou En – which loosely translated means farm-to-cup – brings 100 years of Japanese tea expertise to the Boston area, from the cultivation and blending of tea leaves to the meticulous preparation and artful presentation of every cup. For both beverages and food, the tea house menu will combine locally sourced, seasonal ingredients with traditional Japanese culture.

Guests will be able to choose from three signature green tea blends: umami (mellow and smooth), kokumi (deep and complex) and shibumi (sharp and intense), all prepared at the exact temperature and brewing time needed to extract the full flavor of each leaf. All green tea blends will be served brewed or kyusu style, the authentic Japanese way in a teapot. Food pairings will be suggested for each blend to enhance its flavor profile.

Gen Sou (Photo: Casey McNamara)