Sakura Tea, or Cherry Blossom Tea, is made from salt-pickled cherry blossoms of the yaezakura type of Japanese cherry tree (not to be confused with fruit bearing cherry trees, a different species). These blossoms, representing the beginning of spring in late March / early April, are central images in both traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. The flavor of sakura, found in everything from rice cakes to Kit Kat chocolate in Japan, comes from these salt-pickled blossoms.
Storage: Store these blossoms in your refrigerator. After opening the package, use a Ziploc bag to seal for freshness.
The City of Shimada in #Japan’s largest production region for #tea, #Shizuoka Prefecture, has a rap music video in English/Japanese/French (French rap sounds pretty cool). All the cool dance scenes are at a temple rather than the #teafields which disappoints but all in all I...
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Want a quick and fun way to see your future, without the hassle of crystal balls and other equipment? Tea leaf reading has been around for many years. This popular method of divination is loved for its simplicity and honestly, who can turn down a cup of tea? Get some loose tea leaves, a teapot, teacup, and you're ready to go!
Japan and tea go hand in hand. Almost everywhere you look, tea is sure to be found. Such a strong tea culture is bound to have its own set of terminology and tools. Learn about some of the essential components of Japanese teaware and see if anything catches your eye.