Ayumi’s Personalized Pairing

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We invite you to enjoy Ayumi’s hand-picked selection of culinary delights and authentic Japanese tea.


Each month we specially curate our boxes with 2 authentic Japanese teas, in the Autumn Moon Festival box you received one Hatomugi Tea and one hand-picked tea—along with a specially hand-picked Japanese snack! Please read below to discover what you got and read the allergy information.

Snacks

Lemon Pie

Shoeido (Hyogo)
Handcrafted with Hokkaido wheat and infused with tangy lemon pulp, this fresh and fragrant pie is a masterpiece of flavor and texture. Let the zesty aroma transport you to sunny groves with every bite.

Common Allergies: Wheat, Dairy, Egg
May Contain Traces Of: Soy, Orange, Peach, Sesame, Apple, Gelatin, Almond
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Tetra Pon

Matsumoto Confectionery (Osaka)
Adorned with charming cherry blossom packaging, each colorful bite of these Tetra Pon evokes the freshness and beauty of spring.

Common Allergens: N/A
May Contain Traces Of: Wheat, Egg, Dairy, Peanuts, Shrimp
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Sakura Cream Gaufrette

Itokawaya Confectionery (Mie)
Treat your senses to this gaufrette, a seasonal cream sandwich adorned with a beautiful cherry blossom pattern on its surface. Experience the perfect balance of sweet and floral with each bite of cherry blossom cream inside. 

Common Allergens: Wheat, Egg, Dairy
May Contain Traces Of: Shrimp, Crab, Peanuts, Sesame
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

White Soy Sauce Sakura Arare

Sakura Confectionery (Niigata)
Crafted with 100% Niigata glutinous rice, this exquisite snack features a luscious blend of shrimp kneaded into the dough and white soy sauce. Expertly baked using artisanal techniques, the ultra-thin arare delivers a satisfyingly crisp and delicate crunch that perfectly complements its delightful taste.

Common Allergens: Wheat, Shrimp, Soy
May Contain Traces Of: Egg, Dairy, Sesame Squid
Vegetarian Friendly: No

Ume Shio Rice Cracker

Kuriyama Beika (Niigata) 
This crispy and soft rice cracker is made with Seto Island salt, or Seto Shio. Its mild, deep flavor is balanced with a refreshing plum flavor with a hint of bonito. 

Common Allergens: Shrimp, Mackerel 
May Contain Traces Of: Crab, Wheat, Egg, Dairy, Peanuts
Vegetarian Friendly: No 

Mame Mochi

Fujiya (Osaka)
Crafted with the utmost care and precision, this soft and fluffy mochi is accented with a subtle hint of saltiness and features the rich, earthy flavor of black soybeans.

Common Allergens: Soy
May Contain Traces Of: Wheat, Shrimp, Peanuts, Egg, Dairy, Pork, Crab, Japanese Yam, Sesame
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Sakura Shortbread Cookie

Nakayama Seika (Tochigi)
These shortbread cookies are filled with a warm-colored pink sakura jam. Each of these cookies are expertly kneaded with margarine and cocoa, making their crunchy outsides the perfect sweet cradle. Enjoy one of two of these unique flavors.

Common Allergens: Wheat, Egg, Peanuts, Almond, Soy
May Contain Traces Of: Peanuts, Orange, Kiwi, Peach, Apple, Banana, Sesame
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Summer Shortbread Cookie

Nakayama Seika (Tochigi)
Indulge in one of these two delightfully fruity flavors. The red macaron strawberry flavor is adorned with luscious strawberry jam on double-baked macaron and cookie dough. Or savor the green kiwi flower flavor, featuring a refreshing kiwi jam on twice-baked, fragrant cookie dough.

Common Allergens:
(Macaron Strawberry) Wheat, eggs, dairy, peanuts, almonds, soybeans
(Kiwi Flower) Wheat, eggs, dairy, almonds, kiwifruit, soybeans
May Contain Traces Of:
(Macaron Strawberry) Orange, kiwifruit, peach, apple, banana, sesame
(Kiwi Flower) Peanut, orange, peach, apple, banana, sesame
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Salt & Pepper Yuba Chips

Nikko Foods (Tochigi)
Yuba is made from the thin film that forms on the surface of heated soy milk. This thin film is carefully harvested and dried, resulting in thin sheets of yuba. Nikko is known for this velvety smooth delicacy. Crafted from 100% domestically grown soybeans, these chips boast a rich flavor mixed with the familiar tastes of salt and pepper.

Common Allergens: Soy
May Contain Traces Of: Shrimp, Crab
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Beni Imo Donut Bou

Fujibambi (Kumamoto)
Cultivated in the fields of Okinawa, beni imo purple sweet potatoes are known for their captivating hue and delicate sweetness. Each of these Donut Bous embrace the essence of Okinawa’s traditional culinary heritage.

Common Allergens: Wheat, Egg
May Contain Traces Of: Dairy, Apple, Banana, Orange, Soy

Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Sesame Tetra

Uchiyama Tosaburo Shoten (Niigata)
Witness Uchiyama Tosaburo’s meticulous artistry as a single sesame seed is delicately coated with batter and adorned with an outer layer of sesame seeds. Their satisfying crunch is followed by the rich nuttiness of sesame flavor that lingers on the palate.

Common Allergens: Sesame, Wheat
May Contain Traces Of: Peanuts, Dairy, Egg, Shrimp, Crab
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

True Heart Chocolate

Chirin Confectionery (Osaka)
The crisp, colorful coating on these bite-sized morsels protects the melt-in-your-mouth chocolate hidden within. Each package of chocolate contains words of gratitude commonly expressed during the start of a new year.

Common Allergens: Milk, Soy
May Contain Traces Of: N/A

Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Teas


Aged Sencha

Hagiri (Shizuoka)
Aged Sencha is made by slowly maturing carefully selected tea leaves at low temperatures. As the tea leaves age, the sharp bitterness fades into a refined, mellow taste. It is said that shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu was a great admirer of aged sencha.

Common Allergens: N/A
May Contain Traces Of: N/A
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Genmai Black Bean Houjicha

Shikoen (Niigata)
The craftsmen of Shikoen have created their Genmai Black Bean Houjicha with inspiration from the traditional New Year’s food osechi. Osechi features small side dishes that each represent a different meaning for the new year. Black beans represent strength and health.

Common Allergens: Soy
May Contain Traces Of: N/A
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Seven Gods Tea

Hagiri (Shizuoka)
Based on the Seven Lucky Gods in Japanese mythology, this aromatic tea combines seven high quality teas from Shizuoka (sencha, kabusecha, hojicha, kukicha, GABA tea, matcha, and brown rice) to create the perfect flavor dynamic.

Common Allergens: N/A
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes
Ingredients: Tea (Shizuoka Prefecture), brown rice (domestic), matcha (Shizuoka Prefecture)

Peach Hibiscus Tea 

Maruyama Seicha (Shizuoka)
We partnered with Maruyama Seicha to craft a tea that captures the beauty and essence of Japan’s cherished cherry blossom season. This delicate blend of green tea and hibiscus, infused with the luscious flavor of white peach, creates a stunning pink hue.

Common Allergens: Peach
May Contain Traces Of: N/A
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Genmaicha with Green Tea

Brooks (Kanagawa)
Savor the delicate flavor and subtle sweetness of Genmaicha with Green Tea. With its gentle notes of roasted rice and matcha, this tea offers a savory and clean taste that lingers on the palate. 

Common Allergens: N/A
May Contain Traces Of: N/A
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Ibaraki Sencha with Matcha

Nemotoen (Ibaraki)
We partnered up with Nemotoen to bring you this exclusive blend of their matcha and sencha. Blending the fullness of matcha powder with the bright and vegetal taste of sencha makes this tea a special treat that moves across the palate.

Common Allergens: N/A
May Contain Traces Of: N/A
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

‍Hokkaido Genmaicha

Hagiri (Shizuoka)
Collaborating with Shizuoka-based tea maker Hagiri, we created this limited edition genmaicha. Pairing green tea with roasted brown rice from Hokkaido, this tea has a warm, nutty flavor. Pairing well with any kind of sweets or snacks, this blend is easy to drink and refreshing.

Common Allergens: N/A
May Contain Traces Of: N/A
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Gion Tsujiri Hojicha

Gion Tsujiri (Kyoto)
Gently roasted from the inside through a sand oven, this houjicha has a strong aroma but light flavor. Pairing well with both sweet and savory snacks, it is the perfect palate cleanser. To bring out the full flavor and aroma of the tea, we recommend brewing the tea in water boiled to 100℃. However, if you prefer a lighter taste, try it with water heated to roughly 80℃

Common Allergens: N/A
May Contain Traces Of: N/A
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

88th Night Shincha

Hagiri (Shizuoka)
Translating to “new tea,” shincha refers to the first harvest of green tea. This tea, meticulously plucked on the 88th day after the first day of spring, holds a profound historical significance. Imbued with the promise of good health and longevity, it has been revered as a lucky elixir since ancient times.

Common Allergens: N/A
May Contain Traces Of: N/A
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

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