Finished one of my samples from the Yunomi group buy Liquid Proust organized.
I rinsed these in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes before dividing them into two tea cups (one for me, one for mom). One of them blossomed so beautifully when the hot water was poured over it! (The other one wasn’t as impressive, but still pretty!)
I brewed it for about five minutes before drinking, but I left the blossoms in the cup. The liquor was pale pink and tasted quite floral. I could still taste some of the salt and the plum vinegar, but I didn’t find it overpowering. I ended up dumping the salted rinse water without using it but…I nibbled on a bit of the blossom just to see what it tasted like and ended up just…eating it. These would be nice to eat with rice.
This isn’t something I feel the need to have in my cupboard at all times, but I liked it. I’ll have to remember to try my hand at making my own salted sakura next spring when the cherry blossoms are in bloom!