“Wagashi” is Japanese traditional sweets, typically served with Japanese green tea. These are commonly made of rice and wheat flours, azuki beans and other kinds of beans, sugar, starch syrup, some with eggs…
“Wagashi” are primarily intended as a complement to the taste of green tea, served at traditional tea ceremonies. Therefore, the beautiful appearance is admired as well as the taste. Quite often, the season of the year or the nature such as flowers, birds, the moon, etc… is expressed in its appearance.
Also, very healthy, as artificial flavors are rarely used so as not to affect the taste of tea.
If you have a chance to try them, please enjoy the delicate taste together with the artistic beauty of “Wagashi”！
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