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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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For a proper cup of tea ...

  • Recommended temperature: 200° - 205°
  • Cover and steep to taste.
  • 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

Our “Tea for Trees” campaign creates a sustainable model that restores one of our most precious resources while offsetting the paper used in our products. We’ve partnered with The National Forest Foundation’s Trees for Us, a program that annually plants millions of trees throughout our national forests.

By giving back whenever possible, Buddha Teas strives to honor the earth and its many blessings. Help us plant trees while enjoying an unadulterated tea that’s healthy for you, and our planet. Read more about it here.

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Review Title: My favorite

Review by Erikaon July 1, 2020
The cherry taste is perfectly balanced with the taste of black tea. It's good hot or iced. Personally I like it hot better. But it's really good for summer; it has such a refreshing taste

Review Title: Delicious Tea

Review by Davidon May 29, 2020
This is a great tea with a really nice floral flavor. Makes a great morning cuppa.

Review Title: Enjoying this product

Review by Bettyon May 5, 2020
This is a really nice light tea. Has a very pleasant sweet taste so I don't need any sweetener with it. Will definitely be purchasing again.

Review Title: Can't get enough

Review by Matildaon April 3, 2020
I'm trying not to overhype this tea, but it is legitimately the best I've ever tasted. I have a cup or two every single day and never get tired of it. Got one sitting on the desk as I type!

Review Title: Love this tea

Review by Ashleyon March 31, 2020
Got it as a gift for my boyfriend after getting a sample in my Sipsby box! We love it.

Review Title: Best thing going!

Review by Jacwoooon January 11, 2020
This is by far the best tea I have ever tasted. I always buy enough for me and plenty to hand out to people.

Review Title: Great

Review by Betsyon January 3, 2020
This tea is light but tasty.

Review Title: LOVE

Review by Kaylaon December 31, 2019
This tea is amazing and relaxing. I always enjoy the tea after a long day to help my mind/body to relax. It taste amazing, and honestly is my favorite tea from Buddha Teas. Money will spent!

Review Title: Lovely Cup of Tea

Review by Vivion December 30, 2019
This is one of my top favorite floral teas! Does NOT taste perfumey like other teas I’ve had! It is a lovely cup of tea.

Review Title: Favorite Cherry Tea

Review by Teafiendon November 11, 2019
Big fan of black tea, but I often have trouble getting a variety of flavors since tea makers usually add really bright and overwhelmingly sweet flavors to black tea. If your customer is a fan of black tea, they might just enjoy subtle sweetness that keeps that rich black tea flavor. This is a perfect blend of dark tea with light cherry flavor! Love love love it, pllleassse keep it forever. THANKS!

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