Sakura Sencha

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180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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Sakura Sencha – A very interesting combination of sencha, sencha stems, and sakura (Japanese cherry tree) leaf. Open the package and you will be greeted by a rather sweet, enjoyable aroma of cherry blossoms and green tea. Brew it and you will be rewarded with one very tasty, enjoyable green tea!

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Thanks to Cole for the sample of this. This is the only other Sakura sencha that I’ve ever had (the first, and still favorite, being from Den’s).

The fact that this is mostly kukicha makes this fun (and different from the true sencha version of the other). The aroma is really strong and probably the best thing about this tea. The flavor of cherry is definitely present, but not overpowering… actually it’s pretty amazing that this has such a nice flavor and aroma without anything other than sakura leaves (no flavors, oils, etc.). Nothing wrong with flavoring of course, but it surprised me.

There really is nothing to not like about this tea. It is one of those things that anyone would enjoy, from those who only know tea as coming from a bag, to those who drink “the real stuff” all the time.

180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec

Don’t know how I missed this last month — you hit this tea right on the head! Finished up the last bit of this a couple weeks ago, and find it hard to believe that anyone couldn’t like this

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Ah, the delightful aroma of Sakura!

O-Cha’s Sakura Sencha is a wonderful tea to have in the cupboard when you want a little something to cleanse your palate, or for those times when you’d like to taste that intoxicating smell of “cherry” blossoms. It’s a proprietary blend of sencha, sakura leaf, and stems that’s pretty mild on the tongue (thanks to the abundance of kukicha), but heavenly in aroma.

It’s hard to stretch this past 3 steeps but it’s such a forgiving (and affordable) tea, you never have to worrying about making an undrinkable cup. A little bland towards the end, perhaps; but the smell and subtle taste of the first couple infusions more than make up for it. My preferred way of making this is to brew the first cup a little hot (around 180* for 80 secs), and then boil the water and make a strong cup to pour over ice and sweeten. A great spring/summer tea!

180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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