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The Tea Centre Japanese Cherry Green Tea

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The Tea Centre Japanese Cherry Green Tea is a fla­voured green tea with ‘soft rosy under­tones [that] enhance the del­ic­ate tart­ness of cher­ries in this light brew’. With no instruc­tions accom­pa­ny­ing the pack­aging, I brewed about 3 g for 2 – 3 minutes in 200 ml of near boil­ing water. That res­ul­ted in a pleas­ant tea that reflec­ted the descrip­tion for the most part.

The rose is rather strong in the scent of the tea but mel­lows out upon tast­ing to make for a pleas­antly light brew. The cher­ries are more evid­ent in the gentle tart­ness of each sip — if you just smelled the tea, you might be for­giv­en for think­ing it’s just a rose fla­voured green tea. I’m not sure if the scent of cher­ries deteri­or­ated with time, giv­en its age, but the bal­ance of rose and cherry with the green tea was very enjoy­able. The cher­ries and the rose petals add a nat­ur­al sweet­ness to the tea, which is much pre­ferred over arti­fi­cial fla­vour­ing or sweeten­ers added to some teas.

While the tea selec­tion at The Tea Centre is only a frac­tion of that offered by Lupicia, it’s some­thing worth explor­ing if this tea is any­thing to go by.

This bag of The Tea Centre Japanese Cherry Green Tea con­tained 50 g. The tea ori­gin­ated in Japan and gif­ted by fam­ily from Sydney, Australia in 2008.