Sakura Vert is a very pleasant sencha! Normally, I don’t like sencha at all. But this is the best sencha I’ve ever had, including both pure and flavored varieties.
It has a very fresh, clean taste. It’s not overly flavored or spiced. Indeed, the aroma only has a tiny hint of cherry. I almost might not know it’s cherry if the package hadn’t told me so. The flavor of the cherry is quite subtle, which brings out the natural, nice taste of the sencha leaves base. It’s not even the slightest bit bitter!
I really love it! And it has an interesting aftertaste. It sort of prickles the tongue and reminds me of cinnamon. Maybe that’s just my opinion, but I really think this tea is delightful.
The only con is that it’s seasonal, but maybe that’s also its pro and the secret of why it tastes so good.
Now, this review will compare Sakura Vert & Sakurambo Vert, since they’re often confused. Sakura Vert smells and tastes much more like sencha than Sakurambo Vert. Sakurambo Vert has a much heavier flavor of cherry but can also be somewhat bitter. The Sakura Vert is completely different and the cherry flavor is much less present. If you’re a lover of cherry, go with the Sakurambo Vert, which is available year round.