Similarly, white chocolate and matcha are a match made in heaven, and with good reason! The high sweetness of white chocolate (compared to regular chocolate) helps with the strong bitterness of matcha. Matcha white chocolate chip cookies are thus quite popular! Inspired by that, we’ve put together a list of some fun and interesting pairings of Japanese cookies and Japanese teas
Green Tea Pairing:
Hokkaido White Raspberry + Gyokuro
While not matcha, gyokuro green tea is up there in the rankings in terms of quality and flavor among Japanese teas. Gyokuro green tea isn’t as bitter as matcha, and its lighter flavor would go well with Hokkaido White Raspberry, a crispy cookie covered in a smooth white chocolate. Sprinkled through the white chocolate are dried raspberry bits, which add tartness to this flavor palate.
Black Tea Pairings:
Hello Kitty Cookie + Nekoucha Black Tea
In the U.K., black tea is often enjoyed with digestives, a semi-sweet wheat flour biscuit. The creaminess of the cookies partner well with the high astringency of black tea.