The tea before brewing smells very flowery with some currant notes. But when you brew it, the floral aroma doesn’t overpower the tea. I’ll drink it on a sunny day or whenever I feel peaceful.
“Attempting at a sip down. Attempting being the key word here. This as a cold brew fooled the pants off of me. When I went to take the first sip, I initially thought that this worked way better as a...” Read full tasting note
“This was one of 10 teas I grabbed at DAVIDs today. I prepped about 5 of the teas to cold brew and made this and Cranberry Pear to drink right away. I am glad I went into the store because the...” Read full tasting note
“Haven’t had this in a while, but remembered it because I purchased it at the same time as Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble. Floral cherry is a pretty accurate description, IMO. However, yet another tea...” Read full tasting note
“Uhhhhh Whoops! I left this to cold steep.. umm.. maybe 4 days ago? At least, a week at most. The tumbler got shuffled to the back of the fridge somehow and I completely forgot about it until today...” Read full tasting note
If you’ve been to Japan in the spring, then you know about the cherry blossoms. People gather under the blooming trees to eat, drink and celebrate for days on end. This cherry tea brings you right there. It’s a festival of white Bai Mudan, green Darjeeling, Chinese green teas, dried cherries, coconut and rose petals. And unlike a spring festival, you can enjoy this deliciously fruity tea all year long.
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Cherry BlossomTeh Bar
Cherry BlossomTea Time
Cherry BlossomHarney & Sons
Cherry BlossomSloane Tea Merchants
Cherry BlossomThe Tea Smith
This was the first tea I tasted from DavidsTea, and it impressed me. It was unlike any other tea I had before, with such a distinct floral aroma, it tastes and smells like an artisan tea.
There are a lot of delicate topnotes, though I find the tea to be more floral than “cherry flavoured”when brewed. The ingredients include real and artificial cherry flavouring, but any fake candy flavour that may be detected from smelling the dry leaf is pretty much lost when its brewed.
I think the delicacy of the topnotes work well because it is a white tea. I’m not a huge fan of white tea, but this is the best one I’ve tasted yet. I like to drink it to feel fancy and refined. I’m not fancy or refined.
If this tea had a colour it would be pink and silver. It tasted like moonlight in an exotic garden.
Flavors: Floral, Freshly Cut Grass, Fruit Tree Flowers, Perfume
This steeped weaker than I expected but that is prob. because I didn’t have the silicone part attached to the inside part of the lid of my DAVIDsTea travel mug so the pressure (from the hot water) in the mug couldn’t build up properly :-( I bet it would taste better next time if i did it right.
My Personal Notes
Personal Rating (1-5)? : 4.0/4.5
Amount? : 1 scoop, DAVIDsTEA Perfect Scoop
Water Volume? : 16 oz.
Steep Time? : 5 minutes 0 seconds
Water Temperature? : Unknown
Had Hot/Cold? (Prefer?) : Hot (Prefer-Prob Cold)
Smell? : VERY Cherry.. not artificial, but like somehow baked/warmed up
Taste? : Cherry and something else
Allergic? : No
Added Sugar? : No
Caffeine? : Yes, Low
Special Prep (add milk, add honey, etc.)? : No
Hello Cherry Blossom!
This was one of those teas I was really curious to try out. It was the first time I had a green and white tea blend, and I was worried I may over steep by accident.
Right away when you open the tin you are greeted with the smell of cherries and florals. The cherry smell was pretty strong, but it didn’t bother me one bit. I know some people are really put off by cherry scents and flavourings because it reminds them of cough syrup. I can see that happening here as the cherry aroma is pretty noticeable.
I noticed that once steeped the taste of cherry wasn’t as strong as the smell of cherry. You could definitely taste the cherry flavour and florals in the background, but I did not find it overpowering. In fact I found it to be a very delicate and and subtle tasting tea – quite the opposite of how it smelled.
I was kind of surprised DAVIDsTEA decided to add this to the 24 Days of Tea advent calendar. It really feels more of a spring/summer tea due to the floral and delicate taste, especially when comparing to the more winter teas that have flavours like cinnamon and hibiscus. Cherry Blossom didn’t rock my socks off, but I still found it to be very enjoyable, and I didn’t over steep it – yay!
I picked up some of this tea during the Boxing Day sale. I was expecting it to be a more subtle cherry flavour to balance with the white tea, but it is much stronger than that. I can also taste some of the artificial flavouring in this tea, and it is not pleasant. I’ve tried brewing this tea hot and iced, and I find that I enjoy this more as an iced tea.
Overall, this tea is okay, but I don’t think I need to buy more when I run out of it.
Flavors: Cherry, Cherry Blossom, Floral
Day 8/24 of 24 days of Tea (almost caught up!)
I’ll be honest – I’m not a big white tea drinker. It only has a little caffeine, and in my opinion if I want caffeine, I’ll have green tea. If not, herbals. I also find it very pricey.
I’m also not big on fruit flavoured tea (other than herbal teas, which of course is technically not tea). Why spent good money on a higher quality tea to just have the taste of cheap fruits? I personally think fruit flavours are best left for herbals.
With that being said, I brewed this up. The tastes I got were mild astringency mixed with the light taste of white tea with the aftertaste of artificial cherry flavor. Not the best, and not for me. The taste isn’t offensive so I’ll use it up, but ultimately I’m glad I tried this in a small amount and didn’t purchase it (which is why I really like the 24 days of tea!).
Flavors: Artificial, Astringent, Cherry
This is the first tea I’m drinking from the David’s Tea Advent Calendar. It is certainly interesting. It has a sweet note from the cherries and a savory note that I presume comes from the coconut. This tea falls into the category of one I enjoy but am glad I didn’t buy four ounces of. It’s quite interesting in it’s flavor. I used the entire sample in my 16 oz Glass Perfect Tea Maker and I think it is a little less than I would usually use. I am guessing their sample was around two teaspoons worth maybe a little more.
Flavors: Cherry, Coconut