sakura treats and trees at the portland japanese garden

 

weeping cherry (sakura 桜) blossoms

Thanks to Sean Sweeney from The Sustainable Tea Leaf for sending me this beautiful photo from his visit to the Portland Japanese Garden.

The sakura, or Japanese cherry blossom, is one of the foremost symbols of Japan. Symbolizing the intense ephemeral nature of life, they bloom en masse once a year for a short week or two painting Japan pink and white before being blown away by the spring breeze in a beautiful shower of petals.

Did you know that you can also get sakura-flavored tea, Kit Kats and lattes at Starbucks! I’m yet to try these sakura treats but the tea photos on the Obubu website are just so adorable!

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