Subscription box: SakuraCo
Theme/Month: Matcha Moments, April 2021
Ownership: Subscribed on their 3 boxes option. If you are interested in purchasing a Sakura Co subscription, you can do it on their website.
SakuraCo is a new box that focuses on Japanese tea, sweets and snacks from local makers for you to enjoy. And the idea is that you take a unique snack journey around Japan with the contents of the box.
A matcha focused box sounded awesome, so of course happy to have it and also, it is the second box so curious about how well it will keep on performing and making me feel for it. So let’s unbox, starting at the bottom right corner and going clockwise:
- Strawberry and cream cake, it was absolutely delicious. Not too sweet, not too bland, just right.
- Postcard, which I am enjoying as an extra treat, they are gorgeous and delicate.
- Gold plum tea, which is very much a sweet and sour mix. Probably my least favourite item, surprisingly.
- Match Kinsuba, delicious red bean jelly which was a nice surprise.
- Match pudding, also nice but not much to write home about except it was like a gelatin pudding and nice.
- YamechaMonaka, I find the whole something inside fragile wafer fascinating.
- Plum Yokan, one of my favourites with a soft crumbly buttery feel and delicate plum flavour.
- Matcha Mochi, which was super sticky and hard to eat but delicious nonetheless.
- Matcha waffle, toasted slightly and absolutely perfect!
- Matcha Senbei, these surprised me with a delicate wafer like but also biscuit quality.
- Sakura Yunomi, a cup for your tea. to match the plate on the previous box.
- Sakura Karinto, like fried dough bits and I don’t know why but utterly loved them, could eat bags and bags of them.
- Sakura Sugar Cube, it mixes agar jelly and sugar foamy mousse and loved them. Very delicate
- More monaka cuteness.
- And finally a matcha roll, I expected them to be bigger but they were lovely, again, not too sweet, not bitter.
Overall really enjoyed the contents of the box and finding my way around the flavours a little better. Some real gems here that I would absolutely keep as staples if I could keep getting them, like the karinto, the waffle and the yokan. I had been worried it would be too boring just everything matcha, but I had still an explosion of flavours, textures and choices. Still very worth it for me.