Sencha Sakura (Cherry Blossom Sencha) Green Tea Blend

Sencha Sakura (Cherry Blossom Sencha) Green Tea Blend

Japanese

  • 50g

  • 10 servings
    $1.20 per cup
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Sakura is the ubiquitous flowering cherry tree planted in Japanese parks, along streets and within commons and yards. During late March through May, Sakura blooms across Japan. The Hanami festival celebrates the coming of the spring season and is the time to take a stroll and view the blooming cherry trees. The cherry blossom symbolizes feminine beauty, the feminine principle and love in the language of herbs. Cherry blossoms, with their short blooming times, are believed to represent the transient nature of life.

Tasting Notes: Fragrant sakura cherry blossom leaves and flowers, specially cured and blended with deep-steamed sencha

Ingredients: Green tea, sakura cherry blossom leaves, sakura cherry blossom flowers.

This tea originates in Shizuoka, Japan. Explore the tea regions of Japan below.


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Water Temperature: 160°F-165°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 1.5 minutes

Kyusu Brewing from Rishi Tea on Vimeo.

For the best infusions, we recommend brewing this tea in a Tokoname teapot.

We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the steep time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.
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By Karen on June 17, 2013
NYC, AL United States
I'm surprised no one else has taken the time to review this. If you're seeking an in-your-face cherry experience, keep walking because this isn't it. What you'll find here is a fukamushi-type tempered by a subtle, floral nuttiness. Sencha Sakura's high quality and refinement is especially evident when contrasted with a similar (and quite unpalatable) attempt by a world-renowned French purveyor of extremely expensive tea. I bought two bags of Sencha Sakura; one to enjoy now and one to keep in the freezer (don't refreeze after opening!) for when the weather turns cold and some early spring is in order.

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By Amy on November 7, 2013
Chicago, AL United States
This is the only Rishi tea that's disappointed me. The cherry flavor is too subtle, and the tea itself doesn't suit my palate. Perhaps fans of Japanese tea would be bigger fans of this variety.

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By Derek on April 27, 2014
Ellicott City, AL United States
There are very few "flavored" tea I truly like. This is one of those rare finds. The Sakura leaves and flowers add not just a subtle taste, but also an aroma that is instantly familiar to Japanese as well as many non-Japanese tea lovers. The taste is soothing and has a unique mouth feel that puts this tea on my list of favorites, especially during this Spring season.

One important note: as with any tea, but especially those with subtle flavors, it's critically important to use purified water. Try it, you'll love it!

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