Yesterday Tubbie and I made a trip away from our small college town to the city of San Jose for groceries (because we can't get certain Asian foods here). We always go to Mitsuwa and sometimes both Mitsuwa and Marukai. Here is my face when we roamed the parking lot for 25 minutes before getting a parking spot. All the Asian uncles and aunties were coming to the market at the same time as us (note to self: it was rush hour; never again).
This is my face during that ordeal:
Okay, maybe I was a little more frustrated than that, but you can't be angry at the adorable aunties and uncles and grandmas and grandpas and little kids!! I was just relieved when we finally parked.
We always stock up on tons of veggies, noodles, soup bases, seasonings, etc. But the most beautiful thing about Mitsuwa market is it's not JUST a super market. There are specialty shops all around the store! There's a specialty dessert spot, Kinokuniya Bookstore, Lupicia Tea Shop, and more.
So I was walking by Lupicia's and spotted the most beautiful spring display of Cherry Blossom inspired teas. And I just HAD to try them after inhaling their lovely, sweet scent from the displays. There were a total of 5 Sakura-inspired teas, but I chose the bottom two which were the sweetest smelling ones.
|よろこび "Happiness" Tea|
|よろこび "Happiness" Tea Sample|
|Cerisier Tea Sample|
✿ Here's a better look at the tins ✿
✿ よろこび [yorokobi] "Happiness" Tea ✿
"A black tea with cherry leaves are scented with sweet strawberry flavor. Spring limited tea."
✿ Salted Cherry Leaves ✿ Rose Petals ✿ Strawberry flavoring ✿
✿ Cerisier Tea ✿
" This sweet-flavored decaffeinated black tea will remind you of cherry blossoms in the spring."
✿ Black Tea ✿ Sugar Crystals ✿ Heath Flower ✿
|Little Heath Flower Buds|