On my way back from Japan I picked up a couple of boxes of KitKat. One of these was a green tea and sakura flavored KitKat. Now, green tea is something I have become quite familiar with, but sakura was new to me. Sakura is the Japanese name for cherry blossom, a flower that blooms in April in Japan. The flowers are pink in color, and people come from all over the world to admire them. Around that time many of the flowers are also harvested for use in desserts or tea, which is how I ended up with this variety of KitKat.
I was quite excited about this, as people in China are equally in love with cherry blossom as the Japanese are. Unfortunately I still can’t tell you what sakura actually tastes like. All I could taste was the now so familiar flavor of matcha green tea. The tea was bitter, but not overpowering. Perhaps it was counteracted by the sweetness of the cherry blossom. I guess I will never now. Unless I go back to Japan in April and try the real deal.
Fear Factor – 1 / Taste Test – 6