In Japan, Lipton Now Sells Convenient Single-Use Sakura Tea Sachets

By: Laura McQuarrie - Feb 1, 2017
References: prtimes.jp & en.rocketnews24
Sakurayu, or Sakura-cha, describes a traditional sakura tree that's made in Japan by steeping pickled cherry blossoms with boiled water. This floral herbal tea has been enjoyed across East Asian culture for generations, but Lipton is now modernizing the ritual by introducing sakura tea in pyramid-shaped tea bags.

The description for the product claims that the sakura blossom tea has a taste that reminds of a popular Japanese confection, sakura mochi, that's typically enjoyed during cherry blossom season. These floral tea bags are being sold alongside Lipton's classic Yellow Label Tea.

The herbal tea is the newest addition to the Lipton Sweet Teas assortment, which also includes dessert-inspired flavors that remind of blueberry muffins, apple pie and crème brûlée.