2012/03/14

Always Cherry Blossoms- Sakura Cha -

As you may know, Japanese do love Sakura, cherry blossoms. We feel really happy and excited only to think about approaching of Sakura season.

Loving the flowers a lot, we want to enjoy them more often and more closely. So, we pickle the flowers with salt and use them in various ways. We make spring food such as Sakura sushi, Sakura soup and Sakura tea known as Sakura-cha. (The pickled Sakura are sold at the supermarket.)

The tea is easy to be made. Put pickled flowers into a teacup and pour hot water over it. Flower opens beautifully in the cup, so it is often enjoyed at happy events.

Saura is always pleasing to the eye and the heart.