Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Gifts from Japan!

A gift package from my penpal in Japan typically arrives around this time of year. It's always exciting to receive a box full of surprises from Mikako as she manages to tuck a wide assortment of goodies into the box. This year, the box contained a beautiful assortment of Matcha flavored treats. Micky says that 'recently, matcha sweets are very popular'.
First to be sampled were these chocolate enrobed green tea cookies. Individually wrapped and packaged in this pretty box, it was hard just to sample one (well, two). The green tea flavor was delicate, the cookie very crisp, and the chocolate flavor (Van Houten chocolate) intense. These will be added to our cookie plate when the family gathers for the holiday celebration in a few days. The box will be saved and placed on display in the tearoom!

Thank you Mikako!


Marilyn Miller said...

What a lovely gift of treats from Japan. The green tea cookies sound yummy.

Steph said...

Fun and thoughtful! Happy holidays to you!

Linda Jennings said...

What a delightful gift from your dear Japanese pen pal.

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

The chocolate enrobed green tea cookies look yummy! I love pre-packaged, delicate cookies...but typically never purchase them for myself...what a treat! Enjoy! Hoping you have your feet up by now!

Donna (IA)

Marilyn Miller said...

Now I understand what happened, because I think you had posted after this post and then your computer crashed. So sad, I hate that when that happens.