Quenching one’s thirst for milk tea while backed by an Instagram-worthy set-up is a killer combination for those who can appreciate a good drink and an unfailingly aesthetic IG feed. Throw in a pound of Japanese culture into the mix and you’ve got Sakura Hanami, a quaint milk tea shop along Maginhawa with its interior decor covered from floor to ceiling in rose-colored florals.
Having opened its first branch back in June 2019, Sakura Hanami’s name literally translates to "cherry blossom viewing." An apt description given that stepping into their shop meets customers with a sensory overload of vibrant pink sakuras all around. Adding to their Japanese-inspired drink parlor, of course, are their Cherry Blossom Hot Tea drinks mixed with real edible flowers.
“Using only the finest edible flowers from the best flush of gardens, Sakura Hanami consistently delivers crafted cups of joy in its natural color,” the shop describes. “One unique cup of tea that the concept offers is its blooming flowers tea with real flowers in bloom. Apart from that; hand-crafted milk teas that go perfectly with your favorite Japanese bites!
Get a glimpse at the store below.
For first-timers, their best-sellers include the Lava Pearl Latte, Sakura Signature Bubble Tea (extra strength), Peach Paradise Fruit Tea with Chia Seeds, Red Velvet Cheesecake, and their Traditional Cherry Blossom drinks.
Aside from their Maginhawa branch, you can also find Sakura Hanami along Banawe, Bocaue, Taft, and UST.
Visit their Facebook page for more information.