Tea: Cérisier de Chine
Type: Green Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Dammann Freres
Description: Sencha green tea blended with cherry flavour and ornamented with rose petals. A highly fruity cup.
Amount: 4 tsp
Water: 22 oz filtered, boiling, then let set until approximately 170-180°
Tool: Cast Iron Teapot with Mesh basket strainer in cup
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes
Dry Leaf Smell: DELICIOUS, fruity with some vegetal scent
Steeped Tea Smell: fruity, cherry, green vegetal tea
Flavor: sweet, vegetal, slight hint of floral and fruit
Liquor: translucent yellow-green
This tea brings immediately to mind spring cherry green tea.
I believe in my excitement to try this tea I used too much leaf and / or perhaps water that was too hot.
I unfortunately decided to break into this tea (it smelled so fabulous I could not resist!) after 6 o'clock pm. I do hope it won't keep me up all night.
Sadly right now I must award it only 2/4 leaves. I do believe once I tweak the steep it will be a 3/4 however I do think that it is on par as a tea with spring cherry. I am not saying this tea is not good, but I certainly won't bring it from France to the US if there is a comparable tea here.
Post-Steep Additives: none
Resteep: 3 minutes - still a nice vegetal fruity tea, dumped in honey and drank it all up
I got my order in from the group order from Dammann Freres with Doulton today!
The packaged smelled delicious, simply delicious. I had to have one right away.
I also got some surprises in there I can't wait to try!
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