We do strange and wonderful things on Randall's Island. It's part of the charm of my job. On April 20th, we are holding our first Cherry Blossom Festival at Randall's Island Urban Farm. Shino Tanaka, will demonstrate how to make cherry blossom salt and tea. Cherry Blossom Tea is a fermentation process. The cherry blossoms are mixed with salt and plum vinegar and over the course of a week, ferment and become drinkable as a tea or decoration.
Double Cherry Blossoms (Kwanzan Cherry Blossoms), coarse salt and plum or white wine vinegar.
1. Gather cherry blossoms when the flowers are 70-80% open.