This sencha green tea flavoured with rose blossoms has a hint of vanilla as the main flavour that I detect. Not sure where the “sakura cherries” taste comes in. (If you want a truly cherry flavoured tea on a black tea base I recommend Tea Total Wild Cherry). In saying that, this tea is pleasant, light and good with a little sweetener. As long as you don’t steep for too long (3 min max) it does not become bitter. Good to have on hand for when you’ve run out of milk and crave a hot drink.