Japanese style syrup , Kuromitsu
Kuromitsu (黒蜜) ,literally means black-syrup, is a key ingredient in traditional Japanese confections such as Anmitsu, Warabi mochi and Shiratama. You’ll see many products with Kuromitsu in stores in Japan. It can be also used with other sweet dishes and drinks such as pancakes, ice cream, yogurt and milk, etc.
What is Kuromitsu made from?
Kuromitsu syrup is made from Kurozato/Kokuto (黒砂糖) , usually translated as muscovado sugar in English. Kurozato is made by extracting the juice of fresh sugar cane and crystalizing it, and it contains minerals like potassium and iron that are removed during refining of white sugar. Kurozato used to be taken as "ぬちぐすい (Nu chi gu su i)" in Okinawa ,literally means "life-medicine" in Okinawa dialect, which is the food that tastes delicious and makes you energetic and feel better. Kurozato is mainly made in Okinawa and Kagoshima in Japan.
Kuromitsu syrup made from the Kurozato has not only sweet taste, but also has a natural and rich flavor. Children like it too as it’s not too strong. It tastes milder and thinner compared to Molasses/ Black treacle.
Let's make it !
Get Kurozato or muscavo sugar, or get "unrefined cane sugar" "dark brown soft sugar"on the label if you can't get them. The syrup made with these types of sugars should tastes similar to Kuromitsu.
Kurozato or muscovado sugar 200g / 7oz
1 In a pan, put Kurozato and water, and soak for a while to break the sugar up easily. Mix with water with a spatula and turn the heat on medium.
2 Bring to the boil then turn the heat to low, and remove the impurities off with a ladle.
3 Bring to the boil again then turn the heat off, and leave it to cool. Keep in the fridge.
Matcha Latte with Kuromitsu
It's very nice to add Kuromitsu in Matcha Latte! Nice to add it in Hojicha Milk, too.
You can also make a delicious dessert with Kuromitsu.
Enjoy Kuromitsu in your style!!
Add Kuromitsu and have a nice and sweet cup of tea!
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Start with our blend if you haven't had Wakoucha (和紅茶)-Japanese black tea.
How about having Matcha Latte with Kuromitsu?