茶の菓 Cha no Ka (Tea Flavored Sweets)
July 20, 2016
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My study abroad in Aichi Prefecture in the summer of 2014 was where I met my friend Corvus. It was not my first time in Japan and I told him about my previous study abroad in Kyoto. About a year later, Corvus also enrolled into that same Kyoto Spring program and he bought me this box of tea flavored sweets as a souvenir.
The design of the box was of a very high quality. The box was rigid and strong, with the lid having an almost wood-like texture. Even the tape was fancy. Inside the box was a small pamphlet, talking about this premium sweet like a piece of art.
This box contained 10 pieces of this Cha no Ka sweets, all laid down tilted diagonally on each other. Definitely very fancy.
Here is a close-up on the individual packets. Even the wrappers look nice.
The sweet itself was a very saturated green, consisting of two thin cracker slabs with a more creamy layer in between. So all of this is very fancy indeed. But the real question is, does it taste good?
Usually, I am not a fan of tea flavored things, but this tasted delicious!
I don’t know exactly where one can buy this or how much a box costs, but I will be keeping an eye out for this the next time I am in Kyoto!