Tea: Japanese Wild Cherry Green Tea
Type: Green Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Purchase: Teavana Green Teas
Description: Sencha green tea flavored with candied cherry pieces and rose petals. This combination produces a tempestously sweet infusion.
Amount: 1 tsp
Water: 8 ounces hot spigot water
Tool: make your own paper teabag
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes (tried 1 and 2, too weak)
Dry Leaf Smell: cherry, floral, sweet
Steeped Tea Smell: vegetal, cherry, fruity
Flavor: bitter, vegetal, floral
Liquor: translucent yellowish-green
I bought this tea because I am in love with The Republic of Tea Memoirs of a Geisha cherry green tea. That was a limited edition tea.
Since I have been trying so many teas, this tea is not on my "loved" list anymore...it's too finicky to make properly, and not enough cherry for me.
I think 1 or 2 minutes would have done the tea better, less bitter, I'll try that next time.
Post-Steep Additives: none
Rating: 2/4 leaves
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing