Life In Full Bloom At Sakura Hanami Taft Branch

Sakura Hanami - The national flower of Japan, the cherry blossom – or Sakura, represents a time of renewal and optimism. The word Hanami means “flower viewing.” 

Sakura Hanami is a local brand, but with Japanese concept. From its design to its menu, they made sure that they're giving their customers a Japanese Vibe. I love Cherry Blossom, but I haven't been to Japan, but I'm glad that with Sakura Hanami, I don't need to go far (at least for now).

I bet you've already heard about Sakura Hanami as a lot of people had visited their first branch in Maginhawa, QC. This is actually their 3rd branch, followed by the one in Bocaue Bulacan.

Varying neon lights with different messages and pictures alongside shades of pink flowers, their interior design looks very relaxing. Even the staff were very friendly. 

You'll find it amazing on how they came up with their menu: Hanami Premium Blends, Autumn Blends, Spring Blends, Summer Blends and Bubble Mousse. You can choose from the regular size up to XL (1L) size. 

Check out some of the drinks I've tried during my visit:

Cherry Blossom Fizz
 It is a soda beverage that infused imported cherry blossoms, giving it more color.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Milk Tea
My 2 faves in 1 cup: Red Velvet x Cheesecake!

Hanami Dream Tea
Fruit tea consists of peach, jasmine tea and blue pea fruit tea together with boba yogurt pearls, FTW! Didn't expect it to be so good. 

Lava Pearl Latte
One of their best seller! The mixture of milk and brown sugar made me sip for more. 

Matcha Creme Milk Tea
Creamy & Milky! Not a fan of Matcha, but I bet Matcha lovers would love this one! 

Sakura Signature Bubble Tea
 Premium Black Tea accompanied by its signature black pearls!

White Sakura Milk Tea
 Cherry blossom white tea  combined with sakura pudding.

They also offer hot tea that looks extremely pretty because of the edible flowers inside. 

Traditional Cherry Blossom Hot Tea 
Blooming Ethereal Flower Tea

Overall, Sakura Hanami is very promising. Not only because it is very instagrammable, but the cherry blossom-flavored drinks are unique and definitely a must-try! I'd highly suggest that you try their Lava Pearl Latte w/ Additional Cream Cheese, Red Velvet Cheesecake and Hanami Dream Tea for the popping yogurt boba! :)

Address: 1021 P. Ocampo Corner Arellano, Sampaloc, Manila
Other Branches: Maginhawa and Bocaue
Open Hours: Mon to Fri: 10AM to 12MN
Sakura Hanami Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclaimer: This was an invite by the restaurant but all opinions stated in this blog posts are mine.