As of the recent years with the economic setbacks, I'm realizing a lot of respectable Japanese tea vendors are closing. First was Tafu (the one that used to sell Itzy Bitzy Patisserie's amazing macarons) on 51st St off Lexington and as of today when I was leaving work, Ito En on Madison.
Getting to the point, I'm on a roll this summer making a lot of homemade ice cream and I ran out of matcha green tea powder from Tafu (I stocked up before they closed down; I wanted to make green tea ice cream). Where the heck can I find a good store that sells this? I tried using Katagiri's green tea powder but it's not that good.
Any suggestions please. It'll greatly help.
Thanks in advance!
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