Summer Matcha Lessons

Another beautiful item from Tugi, 黒糖胡桃餅・black sugar and walnut daifuku. Smooth and creamy black sugar paste is wrapped with a lightly bitter walnut mochi. Extremely good.

On a matcha note: I learned a new technique. I struggle a lot making chilled matcha, it’s where the quality of your matcha powder becomes obvious and no matter how good you think your whisking technique has gotten, chilled matcha will humble you. At a matcha cafe, I was at recently, I sneaked a peek at how the shopowner prepared his chilled matcha. With a cocktail shaker. Unbelievable, wonderful! I shook up this matcha with my makeshift shaker and am pretty pleased with the results poured over a single piece of ice. ㅤㅤ

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