Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Culinary Teas
Sencha Kyoto Cherry tea tends light liquoring, fresh and smooth with reasonable depth and body. The cherry flavoring and subtle rose hints give this green tea a wonderful exotic character.
Learn more about this tea here.
Spring isn’t my favorite season. I have allergies, and while I have learned how to keep them under control for the rest of the year, at the start of the spring season, it would seem that some new strain of pollen has infiltrated my breathing space and for the first few weeks of spring, I’m sneezing, coughing and itchy. But that’s spring for you … or rather, for me.
But, there is one thing that brings a little sunshine into my springtime: cherry flavored Sencha teas. No other tea says “Spring” to me like a cherry Sencha, and this Sencha Kyoto Cherry Rose Festival Tea from Culinary Teas is quite nice, indeed.
The blend starts out as a feast for the eyes with its vivid green tea leaves and the contrasting rose petals. And fortunately, I’ve gotten past the new spring pollen initiation, so I can smell the lovely fragrance that this tea offers as well: sweet cherry and a whisper of rose.
The green tea tastes crisp and fresh, but it doesn’t taste real grassy. It has a light buttery taste and texture, not really creamy, but more of what I’d call “supple.” The rose is a bit of an accent flavor, offering just a hint of sharpness to offset some of the sweeter notes of the cherry. The cherry flavor is light and sweet and has a hint of tartness to it as well, and I like that this doesn’t taste like a cough drop. I’ve had enough of those this season already!
This is one of the best ways to celebrate spring – with a cup of Sencha Kyoto Cherry Rose Festival Tea!