Sakura Matcha Kit Kat are only available in Japan during their beautiful cherry blossom season in springtime. Sakura is the lovely word for cherry blossom, whilst Matcha refers to superior green tea in it's finely ground, powdered form. Visiting Japan during the cherry blossom season would be a dream come true for me, it all looks so picture perfect and beautiful, so I was thrilled when a friend found these wonderful limited edition Kit Kat.
The packaging is so pretty with it's soft pink and green colouring. The box itself is identical to the Dark Chocolate Kit Kat I reviewed recently from Japan (see review here). It's the same sleek cardboard box which opens up to reveal three mini Kit Kat bars.
The colour inside is a gorgeous green, it sounds odd but it suits the theme perfectly. The initial scent is very sweet from the white chocolate base, with notes of subtle cherry and cinnamon coming through too.
The flavour of these Sakura Matcha Kit Kat completely wowed me. The sakura and matcha flavoured chocolate has a wonderfully sweet and delicate flavour. The white chocolate base provides plenty of creamy sweetness that is joined by a light cherry flavour with the barest hint of floral. It's hard to describe because I don't mean that they taste flowery, it's just more of a delicate sweet cherry rather than a fruity one. There is also a subtle background spiced flavour of cinnamon which perfectly complimented the sweet white chocolate. I thought the Sakura Matcha Kit Kat were going to be similar to the regular Matcha Green Tea Kit Kat (see review here), which have a very strong matcha flavour. However, that's not the case here, as the matcha flavour in the Sakura Matcha Kit Kat takes a back seat to the sweetness of the other flavours. These are without a doubt the best Kit Kat I have ever tried.
UPDATE: Thanks to the readers who left comments below pointing out the following UK stockists:
Tofu Cute: http://www.tofucute.com/product_info.php?products_id=1199
Sushi Noms: http://sushinoms.com/product/sakura-matcha-kit-kat/
Grocery Gems Verdict: Sakura Matcha Kit Kat
RATING: 10 out of 10.
Buy them again?: Yes.
Nutrition: 64 calories (per mini Kit Kat).