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drank Sencha Sakura by Rishi Tea
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Rishi Tea just announced their arrival of this year’s Sakuracha!!!

I have been meaning to try this for ages now! I have tried the Sakura versions of other brands, and they have left me bitter (emotionally, not in flavour profile) due to the fact that they taint my delectable, pure Japanese teas with flavourings.

Rishi keeps it simple. Sakura blossoms and a high quality sencha. Beautiful! I completely love it!
In the past I have loathed sakurachas (probably due to how the artificial ingredients would bring back not-so-fond memories of cherry varieties of cough-syrup.)

The flavour is very difficult for me to describe because it is so unique. It is a very full, smooth Japanese tea. Very little astringency in comparison to others! Almost a creamy mouthfeel? Lovely. And beware, this tea must be FRESH, because it brews quickly! Lessen the recommended steeping time a bit.

Sorry I’ve been neglecting my Steepster account friends :) Work has taken over my life lately! But I’m going to make a comeback today ;) Hope everyone’s well!

Oh! And on Rishi’s site, they are selling a Sencha Sakura + Tsuki Teapot combo by the way! I didn’t need the Tsuki Teapot because I already own one, but for anyone looking for new teaware, I highly recommend it! My Tsuki Teapot is my favourite teapot that I own, and it’s not at all expensive. Perfect for Japanese greens!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Meghann M

Sencha Sakura sounds amazing! I hope I can try this this year…have to let my cupboards clear out a bit first.

Oh Cha!

I’m going to Japan this August and a tea like this is getting me more and more in the mood!
Oishii desu yo! .

Cofftea

LUCKY! Stick me in your suitcase… I’m so small I just may fit lol. I really want to go drink matcha in Japan.

teaplz

Mmmm this sounds AMAZING! I might have to order some with my next Rishi order. I have WAY too much tea, though!

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Meghann M

Sencha Sakura sounds amazing! I hope I can try this this year…have to let my cupboards clear out a bit first.

Oh Cha!

I’m going to Japan this August and a tea like this is getting me more and more in the mood!
Oishii desu yo! .

Cofftea

LUCKY! Stick me in your suitcase… I’m so small I just may fit lol. I really want to go drink matcha in Japan.

teaplz

Mmmm this sounds AMAZING! I might have to order some with my next Rishi order. I have WAY too much tea, though!

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I’m a foodie. I’ve worked in tea professionally, and the obsession never left. I’ve also worked at a wine bar (with cheese, truffles & charcuterie) and a teahouse/restaurant (with excellent artisan pairing dishes) on the side.
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