There are various kinds of traditional Japanese snacks. Karinto is one of them, made of flour, yeast and brown sugar. Traditional flavor is usually covered with brown sugar and looks deep brown, which goes well with Sencha and Hojicha. However, more flavored karinto have been on market. The new flavors include miso, sesame, honey, chocolate, cappuccino, wine chocolate and maple….Of course; matcha and matcha-chocolate are also available.
I guarantee the new flavored karinto are good with black tea. I love any kinds of black teas, but with those, I believe that Japanese black tea known as wakocha is the best company!