Wazuka Tea

Sakura Tea

Sakura Tea

Light and smooth, this Sakura Tea is mildly salty with a floral aftertaste and plum undertones. A transparent pink expands in the cup revealing a flowery aroma with hints of the sea. This tea is made by preserving cherry blossoms in salt and plum vinegar. Its salty taste is common in Japan and the tea is most often used for celebrations and special occasions.

Sakuracha (桜茶) is a very special, traditional Japanese infusion that is unlike any other. Sakura is the name for the famous pink cherry blossoms that bloom all over Japan in the spring. The flowers are mixed with ume plum vinegar and salt and is left to infuse for 3-4 weeks. Cherry blossom tea is considered very special in Japan and is mostly served at weddings, as it is believed to represent new beginnings.

 

Taste: Salty
Body: Light
Texture: Rounded
Length: Medium
Harvest: April
Tea Cultivar: N/A
Origin: Wazuka
Cultivation: N/A
Processing: Preserved with salt and plum vinegar