Queen of Kyoto

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Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
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As you sip this tea, you will be transported to a dreamlike landscape of the Rising Sun, where ancient traditions and natural beauty converge in perfect harmony. Allow yourself to be swept away by the delicate medley of fruit and flower essences, and savor the beauty and complexity of this exquisite tea blend.

Sencha Green Tea from Kyoto, Jasmine Blossoms, Organic Roses, Organic Dried Apricots, Organic Freeze Dried Cherries, Organic Raw Cherry Powder, Natural Flavor Extracts. 

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The history of cherry blossom festivals in Japan dates back centuries, with the first recorded cherry blossom festival taking place during the Nara Period (710-794) when the Imperial Court held flower-viewing parties called "hanami" under the blossoming trees.

During the Heian period (794-1185), the custom of hanami spread to the samurai class and commoners, who also began to hold their own flower-viewing parties. By the Edo period (1603-1868), the custom had become firmly established, and cherry blossom festivals were celebrated throughout Japan.

In the early 20th century, the Japanese government began to promote the cherry blossom as a symbol of national identity, and the annual blooming of the trees became a major cultural event. Today, there are hundreds of cherry blossom festivals held throughout Japan, with some of the most famous festivals taking place in Kyoto, Tokyo, and Osaka.

The festivals typically feature food and drink stalls, live music, traditional dance performances, and other cultural events. Many people also take part in "yozakura" (nighttime cherry blossom viewing) when the trees are illuminated, creating a magical and romantic atmosphere. The cherry blossom has become an important symbol of Japan, representing the transience of life, the beauty of nature, and the importance of living in the present moment.

Steep 1 heaping teaspoon in 8oz freshly heated 180° spring or filtered water for 2-3 minutes. Sweeten as desired.

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MAGICAL BOTANICALS

Japanese Sencha Green Tea

Sencha green tea is a Japanese favorite, celebrated for its refreshing taste and health perks. Packed with antioxidants, it aids heart health, regulates blood sugar, and supports weight management.

Jasmine Blossoms

Apart from adding a floral aroma and flavor to tea, jasmine blossoms are valued for their calming properties, which can help alleviate stress, anxiety, and promote a sense of relaxation and well-being.

Organic Tart Cherries

Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, cherries have been linked to improved heart health, reduced inflammation, and are a natural source of melatonin, enhancing sleep quality.

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Customer Reviews

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    Missi
    Verified Buyer
    2 days ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Perfect Afternoon Tea!

    SMELLS GREAT! Green tea in general is one of my favorites and loved the sample size. Had to get it in the big jar since it ran out pretty fast on the account that I love sipping it for my afternoon tea as a pick-me-up. Love eating the cherries out of the already steeped leaves. Sometimes I like to fish them out and put it in my glass for added flavor. (Or frozen cherries now that summer is upon us)

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    Nadine S.
    Verified Buyer
    2 weeks ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    My favorite!!!

    I love this tea! I drink it every day, over Ice. It smells heavenly and it is delicious as well as beautiful!!

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    Miss V.
    Verified Buyer
    1 month ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Second Best Tea From Wanderlust Collection

    This is was my second favorite tea from the Wanderlust Collection. It’s a mild green tea with a lovely cherry flavor. I was a little worried about the cherry. But it is quite delicious, sweet enough to not have to add sugar and a nice injection of caffeine. When I sip this I feel like I’m in the mountains of Kyoto. Perfect for a mid day pick me up.

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    Sarah
    Verified Buyer
    1 month ago
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Transporting

    This is a beautiful tea with great flavor. I added some dried rose petals for asthetics but they just got in the way of sipping naturally

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    Sandi S.
    Verified Reviewer
    2 months ago
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    The Green Queen 💚

    This was a lovely magical blend of green tea with a nice subtle floral taste.

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