Matcha mecca Tsujiri finally sets opening date for Metro Vancouver location

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Finally: Tsujiri, a heaven for green tea lovers, is ready to open their first Metro Vancouver location, and have revealed an opening date for their Richmond shop.

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The matcha-centric treats, tea, and eats spot will open on Feb. 14.

“TSUJIRI is pleased to announce the opening of our newest Canadian location, bringing Japanese-matcha-infused treats, both sweet and savory, to beautiful Richmond, British Columbia,” said the brand on social media.

A bit more about them, from their announcement:

“We carry our founder’s spirit; Yuwa – ‘To continue to innovate and sustain tradition.’ In honoring Japanese culture and tradition, our mission at TSUJIRI Richmond Branch is to deliver a transcendent moment to you with premium Japanese tea following Omotenashi, the soul of Japanese hospitality through understanding, consideration, and wholeheartedness.”

Foodies in Metro Vancouver have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Tsujiri, a Japanese matcha maniac’s dream shop, since the summer of 2017, and got their hopes up last spring that an opening was imminent.

Tsujiri first teased local green tea lovers’ tastebuds in July 2017 when word got out the treats and eats spot would be opening up their first Western Canadian location.

Tsujiri has been around for over 150 years, and is known for their top-of-the-line finely ground matcha powder, used in an array of stunning foods, from sundaes to noodle bowls to beverages galore, shaved ice, and pastries.

Their hours will be Tuesday-Thursday 2-10 p.m., Friday 2-10:30 p.m., Saturday noon-10:30 p.m., and Sunday noon-10 p.m.

Tsujiri is located at Central at Garden City (McClelland Road between Alexandra Road and Alderbridge Way) in Richmond.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom