Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Joy’s Teaspoon
Cherries play an important role in Japanese culture. The cherry blossom festival which takes place every year is beautiful to look at. The exquisite Sencha base was refined with high-quality sour cherries and a tempting cherry flavor. This blend is doubtless a real classic among the flavored green teas and belongs in every assortment.
I contemplated saving this review for publication in spring, because when I sip cherry flavored green teas like this one, it inspires thoughts of springtime. But, I figured I could still channel my “inner springtime” with this tea, and enjoy it now even the weather tells me it is definitely NOT springtime.
But that’s OK. I’ve got all I need from spring right here in my teacup. The green tea base is delicate and sweet with a smooth, creamy taste to it. It supports the flavors of cherry well, and I’m happy to report that the cherry here tastes authentic. It doesn’t have that off-cherry kind of taste, and those who have experienced that off-cherry taste know exactly what I’m talking about.
Instead, the cherry flavoring here is light, with a pleasing sweetness and an ever-so-gentle hint of tart. And, I think it is that sour cherry flavor that gives this tea its sense of authenticity … it tastes very much like a real cherry, and not cough syrupy.
A delicious way to celebrate spring, any time of year!