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drank Sakurambo by Lupicia
558 tasting notes

I was a little shy to try this tea, as I’ve only ever thought of green teas and cherries. But alas, Ricky sent a sample of this my way, so try it I did.

The tea has a great strong aroma of freshly bitten cherries and strong tea. I think I may have steeped a little long at 3 minutes, or used a bit too much leaf, as it was one potent cherry chestnut colored brew.

The taste is very fresh, these cherries are definitely different than any I have had before. I don’t really enjoy the flavor as much as I enjoyed the scent. Very fresh almost floral/grassy notes overtook the cup.

I tried adding honey to see if it brought out any additional flavor, or toned down the floral note, but nothing improved. I’m sorry to say I threw out this cup. I may try the last few teaspoons as an iced brew, to see how that goes. Cold brewing may bring out a better taste.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec
SoccerMom

I have this on my Lupicia’s want list. I have never had Lupicia or cherry sencha so I am so JEALOUS that you got to try it! :)

SoccerMom

oh it’s black tea! Hmmm I don’t think i’d like that combo.

Meghann M

I have the green Sakurambo on my to try list with Lupica. I think it would do much better with a green tea base. Not quite blending right with the black tea base, but have the iced tea brewing in the fridge so I’ll report back on that later tonight.

Ricky

Haha, I agree with you here as well! These aren’t ordinary cherries, apparently they are some bitter / sweet Japanese cherries.

SoccerMom

I don’t like bitter, sweet yes bitter NO! :)

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SoccerMom

I have this on my Lupicia’s want list. I have never had Lupicia or cherry sencha so I am so JEALOUS that you got to try it! :)

SoccerMom

oh it’s black tea! Hmmm I don’t think i’d like that combo.

Meghann M

I have the green Sakurambo on my to try list with Lupica. I think it would do much better with a green tea base. Not quite blending right with the black tea base, but have the iced tea brewing in the fridge so I’ll report back on that later tonight.

Ricky

Haha, I agree with you here as well! These aren’t ordinary cherries, apparently they are some bitter / sweet Japanese cherries.

SoccerMom

I don’t like bitter, sweet yes bitter NO! :)

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Live in the cornfields of IL, but not too far from the city. Expecting a baby any day now (due Oct 24 2011). Sticking to mainly herbal and low caffeine teas for now. Trying to encourage my husbands tea drinking, but he adds so much sweetner he may as well just drink diet pop. I love trying new teas, and will try any tea once.

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