Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Matcha Green Tea KitKat

This one will be a bit of a quickie, but there isn't too much to say about a tiny bar of rather accurately flavored green tea latte confection, really!
So, this Matcha Green Tea KitKat is available from the Japan Centre for shipping from within the UK, and from JList in a much larger package if you're willing to wait for shipping from Japan...which actually has never taken much more than a week and a half or so, if customs doesn't become an issue. Then again, I've only used air mail, EMS, and SAL...the boat option seems like it will definitely take longer than that. Might as well spring for a seat on a plane for part of your candy's journey.
I really love the color of this bar, it is very true to life for matcha powder, and the smell was definitely strong, milky green tea. The green tea flavor was really nice too, very creamy and sweetened from an actual white chocolate base rather than just a 'white confection' sugary base, which contributed to the natural milkiness of the flavor and made it taste more rich rather than just sharply sweet. It definitely tasted like a matcha latte, a bit more sugary than usual, but the same vaguely sweet, kinda grassy taste that you get with actual green tea. The texture was also a bit powdery, when I was chewing it sort of turned into more of a paste than your traditional KitKat would, and I would assume this is because actual matcha powder was used. It was a lovely little snack if you like sweet and milky matcha, and it is a shame that this flavor will probably never be widely available anywhere else except Asian territories, because I'd happily eat it alongside milk chocolate KitKats. If you have any love in your heart for green tea, it is definitely worth trying at least once! If you've never had green tea, or matcha, you probably won't hate this because it is quite sweet and milky, but you might be surprised by how 'green' it really does taste.


  1. I love green tea, and matcha, so I really want to get my hands on this Kit Kat!

    1. Oh definitely, if you love matcha and green tea I can pretty much guarantee you'll enjoy this one! So long as you also can put up with white chocolate. :)