The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a celebration that takes place in the spring to commemorate the giving of Japanese cherry trees from Japan to the city of Washington. On March 27, 1912, Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Japan donated the cherry trees as a token of friendship between the United States and Japan.
The first official festival took place in 1935, which grew to be an annual event celebrated by many. Each year we celebrate the blooming of cherry blossom trees in Washington, D.C. and Japan as a symbol of the beginning of spring.
You will find a number of cherry blossom inspired teaware at Teavana. Here are some of our blossoming favorites:
Sakura Allure Gift Set
A Teavana exclusive, the Sakura Allure Gift Set captures and transposes the beautiful image of blooming cherry trees onto the gift set. Each set includes a stoneware Sakura tea tumbler, an air-tight tea tin and Sakura Allure Green Tea.
Cherry Blossoms Cast Iron Teapot
The Cherry Blossoms Cast Iron Teapot is a great lifetime piece that serves as a constant reminder of both Japan’s national flower and the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Crafted in Japan, this teapot is intricately decorated with cherry blossoms and comes in several unique colors. Create the perfect table setting by adding Cherry Blossom Cast Iron Coasters.
Okura Ume Blossom Infuser Tea Mug
A symbol of hope, the Okura Ume Blossom Infuser Tea Mug features hand-painted Ume blossoms that signify the coming of spring. Each mug comes with a matching lid and infuser.
Join the greatest spring celebration this year with some of these commemorative pieces. Happy Blooming!