Sakura Sencha with Matcha

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Plums, Sakura, Salty
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Average preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec 4 oz / 120 ml

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  • “I don’t really drink much flavored tea anymore with the exception of naturally scented tea with flowers. Over the past year or so, Sakura has officially dethroned jasmine as my favorite floral...” Read full tasting note
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Our most popular seasonal tea, Sakura Sencha, has been reformulated with all natural ingredients. The new Sakura Sencha with Matcha is an even more delightful blend of quality Sencha, the Sakura leaf and a hint of Matcha. The earlier blend used a natural oil to add flavor. Our 2017 Sakura Sencha with Matcha will be available only while supplies last.

Origin: Shizuoka
Harvest: First Flush
Species:Yabukita
Ingredients:Green tea, Sakura leaves, and Matcha

Tasting Profile:
The new blend of traditional Sakura leaf and Sencha complement each other and Matcha connects them with great harmony.

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I don’t really drink much flavored tea anymore with the exception of naturally scented tea with flowers. Over the past year or so, Sakura has officially dethroned jasmine as my favorite floral flavor in tea. Den’s Sakura Sencha has been my cherry blossom tea of choice for a while now and I eagerly anticipate it’s release every spring. This year, they made the bold move of changing their winning blend and went all natural. The cherry flavoring was removed and matcha was added. While I applaud their effort, the new blend isn’t quite as satisfying as the previous one.

The matcha dusted green leaves are less visually appealing than the old blend with its long needle shaped leaves interspersed with elegant pink flower buds and sakura petals. The smell of the tea is also different. It reminded me of salt pickled cherry blossoms. The flavor is true to the aroma – a subtle taste of cherry blossom and umeboshi pickled plums. More savory than sweet and a bit drying in the mouth. The base of the old blend was a deep grassy green tea which I preferred. This one although good, seems to be more brothy.

Overall, while I enjoyed this tea I rate it lower than last year’s blend and Yunomi’s Sakura Sencha with Sugared Sakura Leaves. It’s briney, salty taste wasn’t my favorite and I missed the sweet sakura flavor of those other two. The matcha is an interesting idea but doesn’t add anything here. I hope Den’s tweaks this blend or goes back to the old formula.

Flavors: Plums, Sakura, Salty

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 4 OZ / 120 ML

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