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drank Sakura Sencha by Den's Tea
807 tasting notes

This tea makes my mouth water just sniffing it in the dry state! It is such a pretty spring time tea, to look at and savor the flavor of!
Sakura is the Japanese word for cherry! So this is a cherry flavored sencha!
I also love Den’s Tea! From my first impression of them when they sent my 3.00 sampler pack along with 3.00 off my first order, to their super fast shipping, to the quality and diversity of teas, to their fair price structure. Everything about Den’s is wonderful!

This tea though, oh this tea … its my favorite Den’s tea to date and that is saying a lot because I absolutely have a love affair with Den’s Genmaicha! This is a beautiful display of tiny budded cherry blossoms laying dreamingly atop a grassy green field of buttery nutty sencha leaves. They look like delicate little fairies that could blossom open and dance about playfully at any moment. This is a tea that anyone could enjoy but younger girls would delight over if you wanted to teach them through a sweet tea party about quality tea! I am sure just the look of this tea would make young girls squeal in delight but the smell and flavor is what is truly to cherish!

It is a light tea, be careful not to over steep or you will lose the cherry flavors that make this tea so bright and cherry! Just as this is a delicate looking tea, dainty in its presence, it is a delicate tea that needs to be treated as such. On a good note its not bad over steeped, just a deeper grassier, butterier green flavor. You can’t go wrong but I am all in for the cherry cheery flavor! I realize that the steeping instructions on the canister, and the website make one pause and wonder… “Can one really get the full flavor of a tea in only a 30 second steep?” Yes one can, and one will, if one simply allows this tea to be what it is meant to be, a light, refreshing, cup of wondrous yum! Don’t push this delicate jewel of a tea to be more than it is because it is delightful left to a short dip in a warm splash of water.
Brewing instructions are 3oz of leaves at 180F for 60 seconds. Steep only 15 seconds on second cup. Of course I had 8 ounces of water in my kettle so I added the appropriate amount of tea leaves.

Other flavor profiles include, buttery, grassy, nutty, earthy, floral and vegetal.

It is sad that it is only available in early spring and even more sad I only ordered one canister! Tea this precious and wonderful however should be something we cherish, like the cherry blossom tree itself, presenting in early spring for our enjoyment, one should savor it while they can! This is surely one for my permanent supply and a tea I will never become tired of. I can’t wait to steep some of this and enjoy it with my daughter! 

LiberTEAS

This is one of the best sakura/cherry festival/cherry blossom sencha teas I’ve had … and I’ve had a few. I even had my own version of a Sakura Sencha and this one was better.

Azzrian

That is a huge compliment because I hear your teas were pretty amazing!

Invader Zim

This sounds divine!

Azzrian

Next year I will probably get two tins.

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LiberTEAS

This is one of the best sakura/cherry festival/cherry blossom sencha teas I’ve had … and I’ve had a few. I even had my own version of a Sakura Sencha and this one was better.

Azzrian

That is a huge compliment because I hear your teas were pretty amazing!

Invader Zim

This sounds divine!

Azzrian

Next year I will probably get two tins.

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Most of my reviews, although not all, will be quite favorable of the tea. This is not because all tea is excellent, but more so because I generally will not waste my time on an inferior tea. If I do not care for a tea I won’t continue to drink it let alone spend time reviewing it. If you see a review by me you basically know it is a quality tea. Granted it may not suit your specific taste buds, we all like different things, but as for a tea on the whole it is a good one, from a good company.

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I look for complexity overall in any tea, dimensions to the flavors.

I believe tea should evoke a feeling, thought, emotion, or attitude.

I enjoy most all oolongs, blacks, whites, and greens.

I always love to try a good yellow tea.

I favor unadulterated teas but I do have my longings for a good flavored tea now and then so I don’t rule them out by any means!

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