Sakurayu or Sakuracha 桜茶 (Cheryy blossom infusion) is an infusion of Japanese cherry blossoms. With a light and smooth aroma, this sakura infusion is mildly salty with a floral aftertaste and plum undertones. A transparent pink liquor expands as soon as the flower touches the water, with a hint of sea salt.
Sakurayu is made by preserving cherry blossoms in salt and plum vinegar. This Japanese tea is usually used for celebrations and special occasions such as wedding and newyears as it indicates new begginings.
Our Sakura tea comes from the beautiful seaside town of Odawara, Kanagawa. The pickling process used to preserve them allows the tea to be enjoyed all year round.
Dip the flower in hot water for a few seconds to wash off the salt.
Infuse by pouring hot water on the flower and enjoy seeing the beautiful flowers blossom !
water temp 85-90 c
infusion 3 mins