Seen in Japanese culture as the symbol of love, sakura is a flower that marks the Japanese spring and is used as an ingredient in several products, including a traditional tea.To prepare sakura tea, the cherry blossoms are picked, the petals are removed and preserved in salted plum vinegar before drying.

Then add the boiled water and add two more sakura flowers to float in the drink.

Traditionally seen as the symbol and drink of love, the Japanese often serve sakura tea at wedding ceremonies.