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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Teavana Loose Leaf Green Tea 'Japanese Wild Cherry Green Tea'

>>Prior Review

Tea Information:
Tea: Japanese Wild Cherry Green Tea
Type: Green Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Teavana
Purchase: Teavana Green Teas
Description: Sencha green tea flavored with candied cherry pieces and rose petals. This combination produces a tempestously sweet infusion.
Ingredients: ?

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 tsp
Additives: none
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)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: cherry, floral, sweet
Steeped Tea Smell: vegetal, cherry, fruity
Flavor: bitter, vegetal, floral
Body: Light
Aftertaste: bitter
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'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

Leaf system:
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

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