Hanami dango with Gokujo Genmaicha
The long-awaited cherry blossom season is here. One of the sweets you often see, and long to eat, around this time is hanami dango—a set of boiled or steamed balls of rice flour in three colors: pink, white, and green. As you bite into these chewy treats, their subtle sweetness fills your palate. We recommend pairing them with genmaicha, a tea that gradually envelops you with a mild aroma of roasted brown rice.