A Japanese Tradition - Ohanami - Sakura! Sakura! Tea

April 11, 2012

Cherry blossoms

Spring is here and the cherry blossom trees are now blooming in Vancouver and all around the world! In Japan, cherry blossom trees are a central focus of culture and tradition. 

In the Japanese tradition, people gather together under the blooming trees for parties, special picnics and traditional cherry blossom viewings with their family and friends. With these traditions, you can feel spring is here and enjoy a new season with the blooming trees. The cherry blossom season is similar to a new semester starting and new graduating students starting new jobs. 

In the Japanese culture, Ohanami is considered as a welcoming party. During picnics and feasts, tea is often enjoyed during the Ohanami tradition. 

With keeping the spring theme, TWG Tea's has created a beautiful spring selection of teas which takes your palate into fresh and delicate memories. The selection includes:  

Sakura! Sakura! TeaSakura! Sakura! Tea - An ode to spring, this fragrant TWG blend evokes Kyoto’s most celebrated season. A scattering of cherry blossoms and green tea yields a most aromatic and elegant fragrance.

Geish Blossom TeaGeisha Blossom Tea- Elegant and highly refined, this TWG blend of green tea and refreshing ripe southern fruits infuses into a fragrant cup that will calm and appease after a day’s disruptions.

Paris-Singapore TeaParis-Singapore Tea - A distinguished TWG green tea enhanced with fragrant cherry blossoms and red fruits. A sensual and sweet tea of reminiscence.



Enchanted Beauty TeaEnchanted Beauty Tea - Sophisticated oolong tea leaves are handcrafted into a bouquet with amaranth and orange lily. This TWG Tea composition will bloom in the teacup. Extraordinary.



Jasmine Kiss TeaJasmine Kiss Tea - Majestic white tea leaves are handcrafted into a bouquet of jasmine and hibiscus. A fragrant and        breathtaking TWG Tea creation.


Weekend in Moscow Tea

Weekend in Moscow Tea - To usher in the first days of spring, this green tea and black tea blend exhales a bouquet of rose petals, infused with the finest TWG Tea bergamot accented by notes of sweet almond.


Sakura Westcoast Tea Service

Offered through April 30th, the Sakura Westcoast Tea Service is a delicious offer to enjoy. Share with friends and family and have your own special Ohanami under the cherry blossom trees on our patio or our tea salon. 

Call 604-692-0071 to make a reservation or reserve online.

Group reservation offered.

photo credit to coffee.foodies