To celebrate spring and the coming out of all the cherry blossoms around the city, O5 Rare Tea held a unique tea ceremony featuring their special Sakura Tea (made of cherry blossoms).
This was a tea ceremony after all, sitting at the beautiful wooden tea bar at O5 we were treated to their Golden Curls Kombucha for a refreshing start, this beverage had notes of pumpkin and lightly fermented.
We were then served their Tenshin set which was somewhat like a platter featuring a Japanese leek & Tofu crepe with miso sauce, Watercress and Shimeji mushroom with Dashi sauce, Radish pickles with plum sauce, Rice, Prawn dumpling & Tofu with Kuzu.
Their warm Matcha Koicha was next followed by the delicious Sakura Mochi a red bean paste and Doumyouji mocha wrapped in a Sakura leaf.
Ending this ceremony we indulged in the Sakura Tea a beautiful and delicate tea which was the perfect finish.
O5 Rare Tea offers many different types of tea ceremonies and events, you can find them in Kitsilano at 2208 West 4th Avenue.
By: Richard Wolak