13 Oct 2009, 6:48am
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Green Tea Marshmallows

ocha hime

This cute little package is actually called “Ocha Hime”, which translates to “Princess Tea.” Lol. These are green tea flavored marshmallows filled with sweet bean paste. Matcha green tea and sweet bean is of course, the classic ‘wagashi‘ combination (usually done with rice cake), but I’ve never seen it come together like this before. Genius! It’s like East meets West in the confectionery world. The package claims that they use green tea from Kyoto and red beans from Hokkaido for a lovely harmony of flavor.

A close up view:


ocha hime 2

I really liked it! The marshmallow had a surprisingly distinct matcha green tea flavor wrapped into an airy puff of fun. The dollop of sweet bean paste was just the right consistency and sweetness. Lovely!

Have a few of these, and you too, can be the Princess of Tea!

Definitly it looks so tasty!

And thanks for posting this kind of sweets, because they aren’t precisely easy to spot over here!

 

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