Began my morning today with a session of this Sakura Cherry Wood Smoked black tea in my lovely smoked tea dedicated yixing pot! I’ve had a handful of these different smoked teas that utilize these more unique wood types, but this is definitely my favorite so far! It’s got the intensity of the smoke that I so badly crave, but it’s a very clean and sweet smoke with a really wide breadth of diverse tasting notes. On one end of the spectrum, whether it’s placebo or not, I do get a more aromatic floral and fruity sweetness that reminds me a lot of cherry blossoms and cherry blossom flavoured sweets. Conversely, there’s also a darkness and depth to the steeps that channels more of the burnt sugar and molasses rich taste of something like black licorice. I found it an invigorating and deeply captivating tea session to begin my day with, and I’m so pleased with the unique nuances within this delightful smoky tea!
Tea Photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cc5qxzxuU5H/
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9MTvwaIV78