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Food & Beverage

Hold the coffee: Tea shop craze brews in Japan

Colorful, Instagrammable drinks a big hit with women

Starbucks Coffee Japan recently opened its first cafe in the country to specialize in tea. (Photo by Rina Horisawa)

TOKYO -- Tea shops, tea houses, tea bars or tea cafes. Whatever name they go by, spaces specializing in tea are popping up all over Japan and drawing a heavily female clientele, offering beverages with fruity aromas and Instagram-worthy colors.

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