If you love green tea (matcha) and cake, then definitely don’t miss the Uji Matcha Baumkuchen, Kyo no Take. This matcha cake is only available in certain places such as five stores in the Kansai area, Narita Airport, Haneda Airport, and Itami Airport. This is a great souvenir or gift for anyone who loves matcha.
Matcha desserts can sometimes be bitter, but this match baumkuchen is just right. The matcha is very flavorful and rich. This cake has become popular for it’s design, the appearance of real bamboo and the matcha cake could confuse some people.
According to the instructions, it is recommend to cut from the bottom up. Surprisingly, the cake is very solid but moist at the same time. It can be a little crumbly if cut too fast.
This is how the match baumkuchen looks after being cut, the top still looks like a bamboo shoot.
This match baumkuchen is also made with fresh cream, the cake stay moist but retains the strong matcha flavor.
The cake maybe moist, but it should be enjoyed with tea, the tea and the cake pair very well together. If you are ever at an airport in Japan, be sure to purchase this match baumkuchen as a souvenir for yourself, your friends, or family.
Uji Matcha Baumkuchen, Kyo no Take
Price: 1,620 yen
Where to Buy: Kansai area (5 stores), Narita Airport, Haneda Airport, and Itami Airport
Website: Uji Matcha Baumkuchen, Kyo no Take（Japanese）