I enjoy shortbread cookies because they are not too sweet. I bake my own but I also like to try gourmet shortbread cookies. After all, they come handy when you are in a hurry. My latest find is the Matcha Shortbread cookies from Tea Aura, a small brand located in Toronto. I could not stop eating these leaf shaped cookies with my herbal tea the other night.
Susan Ho, the owner of Tea Aura, created 5 flavors up-to-date. Her shortbread cookies are made with butter, premium loose-leaf teas and without added artificial colors or flavors. Besides Matcha Green teas, the other flavors are Earl Grey, Rooibos Chai, Chocolate Mint and Lavender Currant. The latter is supposed to be popular.
To save time, I would stock a few since bringing two or three boxes make a delicious hostess gift. You can find the tea Aura’s cookies at selected grocers and specialty shops across Canada and at selected places in the United States. Check here to find a retailer near you.
My Owl BarnJanuary 17, 2010 at 16:10
Wow, they even look so cute!
MargaridaJanuary 18, 2010 at 12:39
they look delicious! do they export?
Jenise RamdeenJanuary 26, 2010 at 08:24
I was fortunate to receive a Christmas gift basket when I visited Toronto. It included various packages of shortbread cookies. My favourite was the Lavender Currant. I will look forward to trying the Matcha Green Tea when I return. I would also like to know if they can be found in Japan. I’m sure a lot of my colleauges will love them.