Enjoy Wasanbon, a traditional Japanese sweet which makes an ideal pairing to Matcha Green Tea.
Packaged in a gorgeous textured Washi Paper box, you can savour this Japanese delicacy with your bowl of Matcha.
History of Wasanbon:
These traditional sweets are made in Kyoto using a special wooden shaped mould, an ancient art spanning back 200 years since the Edo Period.
The number of stores in Kyoto that have the wooden moulds has been decreasing over time and now there are only a few stores that produce this kind of confectionery.
This means this type of sweet have become valuable and rare.
The traditional manufacturing process of Wasanbon involves 8 stages, and takes around 20 days to make. The sugarcane is harvested between December and February. It is harvested late in the year on purpose, to allow the sugar content of the cane to develop to its maximum.
The process of making Wasanbon involves not only boiling down the precious high grade sugar cane called "Taketou" from Shikoku, but also repeating the process of squeezing and grinding it by hand on a tray three times, a process that takes a lot of time and effort. The sanbon part of the name, which literally means “three trays”, refers to the three stages of hand-kneading with water on trays during the customary refining process that gives the sugar its high quality.
Contains: 28 Floral Shaped Pieces
Flavour: They have a mellow taste similar to brown sugar, a sweet aroma and fine powdery texture.
Care instructions: Store in a dry, cool place. Sweets are delicate, carefully open and close box to avoid damaging the shape of the Wasanbon.