Wakocha Sweets

Following sakura, tea season is coming. 
Matcha Pancake
In addition the use of tea as beverage, a variety of sweets used Japanese tea including Matcha, Hojicha and Sencha enjoys popularity among Japanese. There are Swiss rolls, cookies, pancakes, scones, doughnuts, macaroons and chocolates, just to name only a few.

And soon, Wakocha sweets (Japanese black tea sweets) will join the ranks of the items. Actually, some of the sweets such as cookies and Swiss rolls just began to come into the market. In addition, "Wakocha ready-to-drink" and "Wakocha ume plum liquor" are seen, although the production quantities and producing areas are limited.

Wakocha Swiss roll
Wakocha itself is still experimental tea, but its production has been rapidly increased these days. Surely, not only the tea, but more wakocha-tasted foods will be marketed widely before long.

Hope "new tastes" will help stimulate the tea industry and evolve Japanese tea culture.

Wakocha yokan (adzuki-bean jelly)

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