This is a bagged tea in a silk bag. It smells very strongly of sour cherry, or more like sour strawberry candy. On brewig the liquor is clear yellow. It smells strongly vegetal green tea but also has a sweet sakura cherry smell.
The taste is great! It tastes very much like sweet sakura tea, not flavoured black tea, etc, but the traditional cherry blossom tea. There is a faint green tea taste.
I am finding with most Harney and Sons tea that they taste better once starting to cool. This tea does leave a bitter aftertaste, which I would attribute to the cherry flavour.
I also find that most of Harney’s tea bags contain a lot of tea and are good for re-steeps. I re-steeped this one and it tasted exactly the same as the first steep.