Some things are just meant to go together: Chocolate chip cookies and milk and cheese and wine are some of the most well-known food pairings. Food and drink duos can complement, enhance each others’ flavor through contrast, or bring out textures to add to your eating experience.
Wagashi, or traditional Japanese sweets, are typically served with green tea. These small, beautifully detailed sweets are inspired by the seasons, taking the shape of cherry blossoms in spring or maple leaves in autumn. They are often served in tea ceremonies, where their sweetness pairs well with the bitterness of matcha green tea.