Wonderful, lovely, nearly perfect tea.
I knew I’d love this from the moment I opened it up; I’ve smelled artificial cherry blossom scents before, but this reaches a whole new level of nose sensations. It’s a floral scent mixed with fruitiness — fairly strong, with a more subtle sencha underneath.
I don’t have a thermometer or a timer, but I stuck to the instructions Steepster offers as best as I could (I’ve accidentally made it with a much longer time as well; for your own sake, stick to a quick steep). This resulted in a lovely light golden liquor, much more colorful than I’m used to seeing tea get after sixty seconds.
The flavor is also surprisingly powerful, which is a great thing in my book. Of course, it’s nothing like my favored gunpowders and dessert teas, but it doesn’t need to be. It’s just a distinct but delicate floral version of the cherry flavors I’m used to, sweet and (another surprise) salty. The sencha base takes a back seat here, but what I can taste is a nice little nutty/grassy green — not interesting enough to drink all on its own, but perfect as a base for flavoring.
Basically, I love this. And if you like floral teas, green teas, and/or cherries, you will too.