Nothing can quite compare to the rich and bitter-sweet flavors of fresh Japanese matcha.
Originally brought into Japan by Esai in the late 12th century, matcha was first exclusively enjoyed by society's elite. But soon became intertwined with the traditional tea ceremony, and eventually becoming an integral part of Japanese culture.
In April's box, we curated a matcha inspired box, but added some contrasting spring flavors, so you can enjoy the balanced flavor of Japanese spring.
By Japan Mag (Osaka)
Enjoy the refreshing feeling of spring all year round with this traditional Japanese yunomi cup. The gentle pink and orange coloring of the sakura motif make it a great partner for the Golden Plum tea.
By Tsuruya Confectionery (Osaka)
Made with Shizuoka grown Matcha tea leaves, known for being a tea lover's haven, this smooth and silky pudding balances earthy matcha and creamy flavors for an unforgettable Japanese dessert experience.
By Sekimoto Foods (Wakayama)
Enjoy a little luxury this spring. This sweet and sour plum tea features beautiful gold leaf. Enjoy watching the sparkling gold float, contrasting against the light pink tea, before taking a sip.
By Daiyo Foods (Aichi)
A must try cake for everyone with a sweet tooth, this fluffy treat combines the flavors of milk and Japan-grown strawberries to create an elegant cake experience.
By Tengudou (Hokkaido)
Made under the supervision of renowned green tea specialists Ujien - this fluffy and chewy matcha mochi gets sweeter the more you chew it. Please enjoy it slowly for the full experience.
By Kashiwado (Niigata)
While not being overly sweet, these matcha scented crackers are a delicious crispy snack. Perfect for sharing with friends over tea or enjoying as a light midday snack.
By Confectionery Studio Sheri Coco (Ibaraki)
Enjoy the rich, sweet and traditional flavor combination of azuki red bean and matcha in this delightfully fluffy waffle. Try warming the waffle in a toaster to elevate this indulgent treat.
By Bessho Confectionery (Nagano)
Inside crispy monaka wafers, you’ll find an elegant matcha and azuki paste, providing a balance between bitter and sweet. The added mochi also contributes an amazing contrast of textures.
By Nisshindo Confectionery (Nagano)
With the combination of soft matcha castella cake surrounding sweet azuki red bean and cream filling, this bitesize cake makes an amazing light snack for any sweet tooth.
By Tsuyamaya Confectionery (Shimane)
A spring limited edition treat. Made by combining soft mousse, meringue and agar jelly. Finally it is combined with sakura agar jelly to create a fluffy and delicate spring sugar candy.
By Eguchi Confectionery (Fukuoka)
Produced in the Chikugo region of Fukuoka, Yamecha is a tea known for it’s refreshing taste. Made using sugar and syrup, the Yamecha filling inside these crispy monaka wafers is a beautiful balance between bitter and sweet.
By Aziroan (Ishikawa)
Elegantly sweet and refreshingly bitter, matcha kintsuba is a must-try Japanese sweet. Maker Aziroan lovingly created this red bean jelly treat, which is coated in a matcha batter.
By Kanemata Confectionery (Nagano)
Refreshingly sour with sweet elements, enjoying this Japanese plum jelly treat is a great way to wash away the fatigue of winter and welcome spring with open arms.
By Yamada Confectionery (Aichi)
With seasonal & sweet Sakura Karito - the clue is in the name. The slightly salty flavor of the sakura mixed in with the sweetness of the cracker aims to recreate the flavor of sakura mochi (but with a lot of crunch).