I just discovered a brand new seller on Etsy
who is offering handmade Japanese tea
sweets or wagashi
, and thought that some of my fellow Greenies on TeaChat might like to know:
These moist sweets (also called omogashi
) aren't very easily found outside Japan, so I thought this was pretty good news! In tea
ceremony, such sweets are usually eaten immediately before receiving a bowl of matcha. In daily life they are often enjoyed as an accompaniment to sencha.
At the moment the seller is shipping mainly within the United States, as the current line of sweets are fairly perishable (no preservatives) and need to be shipped/received quickly. As I live in Canada, the cost of super-fast shipping would be prohibitive. When I convo'ed her, the seller said that she hopes in the future to offer other types of sweets that can last somewhat longer, and which can take longer shipping times. Otherwise, you can bet I'd be ordering her yatsuhashi and daifuku on the spot!