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drank Sakura Sencha by O-Cha.com
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Ah, the delightful aroma of Sakura!

O-Cha’s Sakura Sencha is a wonderful tea to have in the cupboard when you want a little something to cleanse your palate, or for those times when you’d like to taste that intoxicating smell of “cherry” blossoms. It’s a proprietary blend of sencha, sakura leaf, and stems that’s pretty mild on the tongue (thanks to the abundance of kukicha), but heavenly in aroma.

It’s hard to stretch this past 3 steeps but it’s such a forgiving (and affordable) tea, you never have to worrying about making an undrinkable cup. A little bland towards the end, perhaps; but the smell and subtle taste of the first couple infusions more than make up for it. My preferred way of making this is to brew the first cup a little hot (around 180* for 80 secs), and then boil the water and make a strong cup to pour over ice and sweeten. A great spring/summer tea!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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