Sugar Goes Glam and Elegant with Chambre de Sucre

An elephant sugar hugger. How cute is this?

The Japanese have a way of making everything more precious and special.

Even sugar for your cup of coffee or tea.

Forget the mere cubes or packets of granulated stuff. Think sugar as mini sculptures in shapes of hearts, pyramids, stars, flowers and angel wings — each individually tinted, too.

Chambre de Sucre of Cypress, Calif. is importing these sweet, tiny gourmet sugars that are handcrafted by a family-0wned business in Japan that’s more than 270 years old. They’ve been making these sugars for tea ceremonies for the royal family since the time of the Shogun.

Mini blue sugar stars from Chambre de Sucre.

Lisa Kunizaki, owner of Chambre de Sucre, grew up with these sugars, when she would visit her grandparents in Japan during the summers, where they would entertain with tea, homemade sweets and these sugar marvels.

Put a few on a plate to make any occasion more elegant. Use them to decorate cupcakes. Drop one into a flute of champagne. Or give a little girl her best play tea party ever.

The sugars are hand-crafted in Japan.

The glass huggers are adorable — shaped like elephants, cats or angel wings. Hang one on the lip of your tea cup for a beautiful effect. They only work with thin-lipped cups, though. Those hefty coffee mugs won’t do it.

The sugars range in price from $13.95 to $39.95 for various collections.

They have a taste that is pure and sweet. They’re so beautiful, though, you’ll surely hesitate to dissolve one slowly at the bottom of your cup.

Fanciful sugar balls and flowers.

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Date: Wednesday, 12. September 2012 5:25
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  1. 1

    So pretty and elegant!



  2. 2

    those are too precious.

  3. 3

    Oh yes, I remember growing up with these. When guests come for tea, we serve with these special decorative sugar (I always thought it’s European thing). The one next to two hearts look familiar. My mom always have square ones with flowers on top. Come to think of it, I don’t see my friends in Japan serving these when I visit and my mom also don’t have them. I need to see if these even still exist and being used widely. I hope they will stay… Nowadays things are becoming more practical and I hate to see these pretty things disappearing! Thanks for bringing back my memory!

  4. 4

    Really cute – these look so great! Thanks for telling us about these.

  5. 5

    OMG! Too cute to use! ;)

  6. 6

    aawww… so cute!

  7. 7

    The Japanese are just so clever. I like the idea of having an elephant hugging my tea cup.

  8. 8

    Those are adorable! I would probably have to give up putting sugar in my tea though because I wouldn’t want to see it dissolve!

  9. 9

    So precious! ;-) Are they only available online? I’ve never seen these sugars, even at the pricey tea rooms in my travels. I guess I have to travel to Japan! LOL

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