Another of the teas I bought while on holiday in Scotland last year. Still behind! I drank this one a couple of times before I went away this year, but I was so busy with work that I didn’t take the time to log it. I’m still busy now – helping out the same team I was helping before I went away, but I’ve also decided that I’m not going to work my butt off if the people I’m helping aren’t putting in a similar amount of effort. And they’re not. So I’m logging my tea, and doing things at a more leisurely pace.
I used 1 tsp of leaf for this one – it looks like sencha, and contains a lot of really pretty pink cherry blossoms. So far, so good. The downside is that is smells a little too much like cherry cough medicine for my liking – artificial, over-sweet, and strange. I gave it 2.5 minutes in water cooled to around 180 degrees.
Turns out, it’s actually not too bad. There are hints of Carmex in the cherry flavour, but it doesn’t come across as super-artificial, which was my main fear. The flavouring is by no means subtle – you definitely know it’s cherry – but it’s fairly accurate in terms of flavour, so that’s okay. The green tea base is smooth, sweet, and slightly grassy. It’s a good pairing with the cherry – they get along well.
Overall, I’m okay with this one (which is a good thing, as I have a whole tin…) I’m tempted to try it cold brewed.