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Japanese Cherry Blossom Tea

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A perfectly balanced, delicate blend of cherry blossom flowers, leaves, and black tea. This is one of our most beloved tea blends, guaranteed to satisfy and delight tea lovers everywhere.

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Steeping Instructions

Fresh water is essential for brewing a proper cup of tea.

  • Use 1 teabag per cup of boiling water.
  • Cover and steep for 2 to 4 minutes
  • Remove tea bag and enjoy!

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In the Know

Every year between the months of March and May, Japan’s hillsides and streets are veiled with an ethereal fantasy of "pink snow." This remarkable vision is produced by the falling flowers of the cherry blossom tree, known in Japan as Sakura. The flower is a cultural icon and is celebrated each year in the ancient custom called Hanami, a ceremonial tradition in Japan. Hanami can be translated as flower viewing. During this fleeting season, the flower blooms only briefly, and is considered a metaphor for the transient aspect of human existence. Additionally, springtime represents a time of renewal. The Cherry Blossom Festival unites people in a celebration of nature’s beauty and life, shared by rejoicing in food and drink, all inspired by the beloved Cherry Blossom Tree. During the festival, there are many food and drinks created with the Sakura flower.

Developing Our Blend

The petal is naturally mild in taste, but when soaked and salted the flower becomes concentrated and is then ready to be used in food and drinks. Desserts made from dried petals soaked in salt solution are mixed with red bean paste, which forms the basis of many traditional desserts, including Sakura Mochi, the one we wanted to extract the essence of to duplicate for our Japanese Cherry Blossom Tea.

The task at hand was not easy, due to the fact that the Sakura leaf, when soaked in a salt solution, has a salty, as opposed to sweet base. This is where we tested our creativity, by seeking to develop balanced ingredients that would produce complimenting flavors. Our blender eventually succeeded in developing a process that worked.

Exquisite Results

We select petals from a specific region of Japan, which consistently results in the most enticing floral aroma. Finding the perfect tea to compliment the delicate blossoms took a while, but in the end we settled on incorporating a black tea that was light enough to avoid overpowering the blossoms, but strong enough to provide the perfect amount of oomph.

Why choose Buddha Teas?

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What sets us apart from other tea companies? We start with a philosophy of living in harmony with nature, not using it for profit. Buddha Teas uses only fresh, pure organic or sustainably wild harvested ingredients and maintains their natural purity in every tea we sell. We have also created the "Teas for Trees" campaign, planting 5000 trees a year to offset the paper use in our tea bags. Each of our tea bags is bleach-free to eliminate the risk of chemicals, and our boxes are made from 100% recycled material. When you buy Buddha Teas, you'll enjoy the fresh, full flavor of a truly natural tea in every sip.

Learn About Our "Tea For Trees" Campaign

Trees For Us

Buddha Teas is always looking for ways we can give back to our world. Our Tea for Trees campaign is designed to restore one of our most important resources and offset the use of paper in our products. We’ve partnered with the National Forest Foundation’s “Trees for US” program to plant thousands of trees every year. Every box you purchase helps us to support this cause. Read more about it here.

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Review Title: Perfection

Review by Nicole on February 23, 2018
The flavor and caffeine is perfect for my 1st cup in the morning and my afternoon pick-me-up!
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Review Title: Fantastic!!

Review by Estrangeron February 22, 2018
I was worried that the cherry blossom flavour could have been too strong, but it was perfect and great with milk.
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Review Title: Cherry Blossoms

Review by Lorion December 13, 2017
I am not a fan of this tea, but anyone who enjoys delicate floral teas is sure to love it
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