Matcha Kit Kat lovers can now enjoy more green tea chocolate options.
Following on from their popular “I LOVE FRUITS” series released last year, Nestlé Japan has announced their next premium collection, called “I LOVE TEA”, featuring five new tea-based flavours.
▼ Left to right: Gyokuro (high quality green tea); Koucha (black tea); Uroncha (Oolong tea); Houjicha (roasted green tea); Genmaicha (green tea with roasted rice).
Created in collaboration with Takagi Yasumasa, respected patissier and owner of “Le Patissier Takagi” artisan sweets retail stores, the chocolate wafers feature refined flavour profiles and a number of premium quality details.
Gyokuro (lit. Jewel Dew) is considered to be one of the finest high quality green teas, grown under shade instead of full sun, which brings out a rich, yet mellow flavour.
The Koucha (black tea) variety features premium-quality tea leaves blended with milk chocolate, which provides a fruity aroma and well-balanced flavour.
Dark chocolate is used as the base for the Oolong Tea Kit Kat, which provides a slight bitterness alongside the astringent tea flavour, creating a rich, full-bodied sweet.
The Houjicha Kit Kat has a light tea aroma and flavour, using a blend of white chocolate with roasted green tea leaves.
Genmaicha (lit. brown rice tea) is a unique blend of green tea leaves and rice grains which sometimes pop during the roasting process to create puffed white pieces resembling popcorn. The sugar and starches from the rice create a bright, nutty-flavoured tea, which is perfectly replicated in this light, smooth Kit Kat.
The five flavours will be sold in ten-pack boxed sets featuring two of each variety for 2,484 yen (US$22.28). Available from Kit Kat Chocolatory stores from April 1, customers who visit the Shinjuku Takashimaya store will be able to purchase these ahead of the official on-sale date, from Friday, March 25.
Source, images: Nestlé Japan