A delightful green tea. The base reminds me of my beloved violet tea: smooth, a little vegetal, very enjoyable. The cherry flavor is beautiful. Like a faint whisper of a cordial made with real cherries. Very subdued and elegant. You could say “the anti-Teavana” ;) I could easily drink green tea each and every day with these wonderfully blended Dammann Freres teas!! They “get” just what I like in a tea – that a little art and artifice does wonders. I am certainly developing an addiction!
Steep two: 4 min Sooooo good. Again, the second steep of this tea really shines for me. The flavors marry, the tea is darker and more flavorful, ahhh! I am so in love!
I am going to save my leaves for an after lunch steep just like I did yesterday.
The only reason I’m rating it lower than the violet tea, really, is because I think the violet is harder to do with a soft touch, and they made something that could quickly be too perfumed and cloying into something exquisite. I think cherry is a little easier to do and a little more common – but make no mistake – this is a world class tea and I’d jump at the chance to snap up some more!!!
EDIT: did 2 more steeps for a total of 4. I enjoyed every sip!! :)