Sencha Kyoto - Cherry Rose Festival (Churchill's Teas)

The blending of a standard Sencha with a collection of fresh Sakura cherry blossoms is something I found surprising the first time I saw it, but given the love of the Sakura blossoms and associated festivals in Japan, I shouldn’t have. This Sencha Kyoto - Cherry Rose Festival tea from Churchill's Teas would please most of my Japanese friends during the Spring season.

Quick Info

FAB* Rating 4/2/3
Company Churchill's Teas
Blend Name Sencha Kyoto
Cherry Rose Festival
Blend Base Green
Country of Origin Japan
Package Type Bag
Price per Package $4.50 USD
Quantity ~ 2 oz
 
*Flavor, Aroma, Boldness

This loose tea blend is actually rather nice to look at. The slender Sencha leaves are artfully blended with beautiful Japanese cherry tree (Sakura) blossoms and the dry material carries the sweet but tart cherry scent with it.

A bright yellow-orange liquor is produced by this tea, but once brewed the aroma is much lighter than anticipated. Scents of sakura blossoms and a light vegetal grassiness come through balanced.

The flavor is stronger than the aroma with a notable astringency that dries the palate a bit. The unique cherry blossom flavor lingers with a nice long tail.

I would recommend this tea for fans of Sencha teas looking for a changup from their usual blends. I also see fans of Jasmine green teas finding this cuppa Sencha Kyoto quite enjoyable.

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