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drank Cherry Sencha by Premium Steap
464 tasting notes

Yesterday I took my daughter to the doctor for her well visit. Today I have a sore throat. Go figure. That is why I dislike walking into the petri dish that is any pediatrician’s office. It seems like anytime I take my kids there I come home with some sort of bug. Sorry, needed to vent. End of rant.

This sounded like a nice tea for a sore throat. I measured the leaves into my french press, and followed the steeping directions on the bag (1 tsp for 8 oz., heat water to 185F, steep 2 minutes). After it finished steeping I poured the tea into my teapot. The liquid is a pale green, and the scent is purely green tea – no cherry. The taste is clean. I want to say soapy, but not in a bad way. I still don’t taste the cherry. There is a floral note that I wasn’t expecting, but it’s nice. As the tea cools there is a hint of something that could be cherry, but because of the floral note I would say it’s cherry blossom, not fruity cherry.

I find that the absence of cherry does not bother me. The flavors in the cup are so light and pleasing. A heavy fruity cherry flavor would cover up all of the wonderful flavors from the tea itself.

A nice tea. It feels lovely on my sore throat. I might resteep the leaves later today.

Invader Zim

I’ve found that a lot of Cherry Senchas have rose petals or rose flavoring in them. Maybe that’s the floral note you were tasting?

Veronica

Yes! Thank you. As soon as I read your note I realized that was what I was tasting.:) There are no rose petals in the tea, so it must be a flavoring. The ingredients aren’t listed on the bag, and the tea is not listed on the company’s website. A friend bought it for me from the brick and mortar store, so I didn’t have a lot to go on.

I feel kinda silly for not knowing that it was rose… :p

Invader Zim

No need to feel silly! I’m glad I could help though!

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Invader Zim

I’ve found that a lot of Cherry Senchas have rose petals or rose flavoring in them. Maybe that’s the floral note you were tasting?

Veronica

Yes! Thank you. As soon as I read your note I realized that was what I was tasting.:) There are no rose petals in the tea, so it must be a flavoring. The ingredients aren’t listed on the bag, and the tea is not listed on the company’s website. A friend bought it for me from the brick and mortar store, so I didn’t have a lot to go on.

I feel kinda silly for not knowing that it was rose… :p

Invader Zim

No need to feel silly! I’m glad I could help though!

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I have always been curious about tea, but I didn’t give in to a full fledged obsession until 2010. I’ve enjoyed every new discovery, and my garden has loved the mini mountain of tea leaves that’s been added to the soil! Some of my favorite tea companies are:

- Whispering Pines Tea Company
- Zen Tea Life
- Harney and Sons
- 52 Teas
- Teavivre

While drinking tea I enjoy indulging in my other passions which include reading (the classics and mysteries), music, gardening, and crochet. I have a small business called the Leaf Street Thread Company, and I’m excited to have many of my handmade items sold at stores in the Philadelphia area.

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