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drank Sencha Sakura by Rishi Tea
186 tasting notes

Hi everyone! just thought I’d drop in to say that I’m drinking this right now. This is the first cup of tea that I’ve had in a WHILE. I mean, I’ve been drinking tea and such, but I haven’t been logging it. I’ve tried Samovar’s Lapsang and Golden Buds, a tea from Palais des The, and a few others that I just haven’t had the time to input into my logs.

Sorry that I’ve been so absent! I miss you all!

I don’t have much time, but this one is pretty much delicious in every way. Take the smooth, succulent grassy notes of a deep-steamed sencha, then add a candied, floral sweetness explosion at the end of every sip. Refreshing without tasting fake or false or cloying. There are actual sakura blossoms in here, which let me tell you, make this tea one of the most visually pretty I’ve seen in quite some time. Herbaceous, light, the literal translation of spring in a cup.

Heart you all!

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 30 sec
Ricky

Hiya! When I read, “This is the first cup of tea that I’ve had in a WHILE.” I immediately thought, “What happened to tea at work!?!? Flavia machine!” Then I saw you’ve been having tea!

Wonder how it comes to Den’s Sencha Sakura.

Ricky

Err, compares*.

Melissa

I look forward to reading about the Lapsang when things calm down. I hope it’s a happy busy. Take care!

sophistre

Good to see you, teaplz!

Jason

We miss you too!

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Ricky

Hiya! When I read, “This is the first cup of tea that I’ve had in a WHILE.” I immediately thought, “What happened to tea at work!?!? Flavia machine!” Then I saw you’ve been having tea!

Wonder how it comes to Den’s Sencha Sakura.

Ricky

Err, compares*.

Melissa

I look forward to reading about the Lapsang when things calm down. I hope it’s a happy busy. Take care!

sophistre

Good to see you, teaplz!

Jason

We miss you too!

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22-year-old NYC girl just starting out on her tea adventures! I used to hate tea. If you asked me a few years ago what I thought of tea, I’d tell you it tasted like hot, dirty dishwater. Not anymore! I acquired a taste for tea when I started drinking peppermint tea for my upset stomach problems. From there I graduated to teas like chamomile and Lipton. But Lipton wasn’t strong enough!

I’m getting the hang of this loose leaf thing. Black’s my default, but I’ve found that I really love teas that fall into every category. I’m a purist – I always drink my tea neat. I prefer unflavored tea over flavored tea, and really dislike anything flavored with artificial-tasting substances. I’ve grown up a bit in my tea drinking, and I find that novelty appeals to me less and less.

I also am the happy girlfriend of the boy that created the tea randomizer, which can be found here: http://www.jaydeee.net/pickatea.php

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