I tried "Sakura Ribesbaum" and "Sakura Kuhen" from Juchheim. Both are elegant spring-only sweets with a slight scent of cherry blossom leaves.
Sakura Ribesbaum comes in 6 pieces for 1,100 yen (excluding tax, the same applies below) and is suitable for small gifts and shares. Calories are 124 kcal per slice. Sakura Kuhen costs 130 yen per piece, and it looks good not only as a gift but also as a regular tea maker. The calorie is 171 kcal.
Sakura Ribes Baum is a Baumkuchen with a pink-colored white chocolate coating on the outside. After baking in the shape of a round ring, it is cut into a fan shape, put in a bag one by one, and then put in a cute pink outer box.
The vivid color on the outside is made by mixing raspberry powder. On the other hand, the inner dough has cherry leaf paste added to it, which gives it a slight scent when bitten.
However, the claim is not strong because the cherry blossoms are a secret ingredient. The impression is that it is gently scented to the extent that it does not interfere with the taste of traditional Juchheim Baumkuchen.
Baumkuchen itself is not too moist, but it has a cool texture on the tongue. Perfect for tasting with coffee or tea. As it contains 6 pieces, it is convenient when sharing with family or welcoming customers. If you do not open it, it will last for a long time.
Sakura Kuchen is a thickly sliced square pound cake. It comes in a pink bag that shines in spring, and when you open it, it smells like cherry blossoms.
If you look closely at the dark brown dough, it has a light green color, but it is because the cherry leaf paste is mixed in a lot. Also, Western liquor is used well, which probably gives it a very rich scent. The texture of the tongue is also hearty but moist.
The scent of cherry leaves is strong at the first bite, and the impression is that it fades quietly as you continue to eat. It has a delicate flavor throughout and goes well with straight black tea. It can be purchased in units of one piece, so it can be used for everyday tea. It is also recommended to add whipped cream if it is not a hassle.