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My next favourite afternoon tea after Gyphon’s own Pearl of the Orient. I love the strong lavender aroma underscored by the scent of the tea itself. Taste-wise, it’s a good balance of lavender & lingering earl grey. I don’t really detect the bergamot. It’s a good tea to enjoy over a book.
I brew it as per instructions for the median of the time indicated.
I taste mainly chamomile in this blend, with lavender being a distant, but next strongest taste. The other flavours bring up the rear. My only gripe is that it’s slightly too astringent to me, but that fades quickly.
My go-to when I need a good night’s rest. I follow instructions for brewing and take out the tea bag about a min before the max time indicated.
The first time I try, it remind me of traditional herbal medicine which is bitter and a little spicy… I don’t like it at the time.
I have to add unsweetened condensed milk and honey on my second try, and it become really good! However, since it is not so good by itself, I will not recommend others to buy it unless they want to make some chai or milk tea.
Flavors: Bitter, Herbs
This delicate tea is highly focus on relaxing sensation.
It has beautiful light color with refreshing aroma. Just one sniff will make you forget a bad day, and want to spend your time enjoy this tea. The flavor is light, so when I have to choose my tea from the cupboard, I always end up pick something stronger.
Gryphon’s POTO is one of my long-time favs and Hanami could be my perfect Sakura cuppa.
Other cherry blossom blends I’ve tried in the past came across as either sharp ume-ish concoctions, or bitter like cough syrup. But Hanami is sweet and creamy. I was surprised its base is Sencha. Coz it didn’t strike me as dark or mellow at all. There’s a hint of vanilla or some kind of gourmandish note, as well.
Also, I find Gryphon’s silky gauze sachets diffuse flavour better than paper tea bags.