After months of being curious I decided to try out Sakura Co – which is a monthly subscription snack box service with different Japanese sweets. This month was all cherry blossom themed, and it’s been super cool tasting through the box.
This tea was included, and I was excited to try it out. Much to my surprise when I opened the packaging, it wasn’t dry but was instead soaked in some type of liquid. I wrongly assumed sugar syrup of some kind when, in fact, I think it was a saline solution to preserve the flowers. They were, after all, just pure cherry blossoms – and just so beautiful when steeped. One of the most stunning flower teas I’ve ever seen. Subtle pale pink, ethereal, and just breath taking.
The tea tasted like trash, though. Not literally – but it just wasn’t good. Very, very salty and perfume-y to near gag worthy level. Even when a tea is bad I usually try to finish it to not be wasteful and for education’s sake – but I couldn’t make it through this one.