Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Tea

A close friend who went to Japan gave me a box of Sakura Tea or Cherry Blossom Tea. It’s in a box with 6 sachets. The ingredients include pickled cherry blossom and cherry leaves essence.

When I opened the teabag, I did not expect an actual cherry blossom to be inside. I was thinking of dried flowers… but lo and behold, there was a flower and some syrup out of the sachet. I poured it on my teacup, added some water,

and

was

surprised

at

how

beautiful

my tea is!

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Isn’t it a beauty? It looks so fairy-like for me. Floating cherry blossoms on my tea. They look so fragile and so delicate. What a beaut.

So I did a bit of googling, and it is called Sakurayu and the flowers are pickled in plum vinegar and salt, then dried.

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As for the taste, well to be honest it tasted sweet and that is all I taste in this tea. Maybe I should give it another go but there was nothing unique about the taste. It is interesting to look at though!

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