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drank Sakura Vert by Lupicia
265 tasting notes

‘Disappointing’ doesn’t begin to describe this tea. I’ve rarely tried a tea that I’ve disliked quite so much as this one. It’s salty and bitter and I’m struggling to find any redeeming features. thinks Nope, there are no redeeming features. It’s just… yuck.

It’s possible that part of the bitterness comes from following the directions and steeping the leaves in boiling water. With most teas, I’d be willing to give it a second chance and try steeping it at a lower temperature next time, but I’m really not feeling inclined to go anywhere near this tea again.

I think this must be my most negative tea review ever – and it totally deserves it! I’m just about to go and pour the rest down the sink.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
Hyrulehippie

I’m so curious about where it got 3 points from. Was it out of pity or that it gets a couple just for signing its name? :p

Jillian

Maybe it’s for the dual-language (neither of them English) title. ;p

Luthien

I was very, very tempted to rate it zero, but in the end I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt over whether the steeping temperature contributed something to the bitterness and so let it have the three points. g

Suzi

Is this different from the Sakurambo Vert?

Luthien

@suzi Yeah, they are different teas. The Sakurambo Vert is made with cherries; this is made with cherry leaves. The Sakurambo Vert is on my list of teas to try, but I’m feeling a bit turned off the whole cherry tea experience for the moment.

CHAroma

Sakurambo Vert and Sakura Vert are extremely different teas. Don’t let the similar name throw you! Sakurambo has a much stronger cherry flavor and is available year round. Sakura is a seasonal tea available only in the spring. Sakura has salted cherry leaves instead of whole cherry pieces, so the cherry flavor is much, much less pronounced. If you like cherry, go for the Sakurambo. If you like authentic sencha, go with the Sakura.

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Hyrulehippie

I’m so curious about where it got 3 points from. Was it out of pity or that it gets a couple just for signing its name? :p

Jillian

Maybe it’s for the dual-language (neither of them English) title. ;p

Luthien

I was very, very tempted to rate it zero, but in the end I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt over whether the steeping temperature contributed something to the bitterness and so let it have the three points. g

Suzi

Is this different from the Sakurambo Vert?

Luthien

@suzi Yeah, they are different teas. The Sakurambo Vert is made with cherries; this is made with cherry leaves. The Sakurambo Vert is on my list of teas to try, but I’m feeling a bit turned off the whole cherry tea experience for the moment.

CHAroma

Sakurambo Vert and Sakura Vert are extremely different teas. Don’t let the similar name throw you! Sakurambo has a much stronger cherry flavor and is available year round. Sakura is a seasonal tea available only in the spring. Sakura has salted cherry leaves instead of whole cherry pieces, so the cherry flavor is much, much less pronounced. If you like cherry, go for the Sakurambo. If you like authentic sencha, go with the Sakura.

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