Sakura & Berry

Tea type
Black Herbal Blend
Ingredients
Black Teas, Flavouring, Rose Petals
Flavors
Astringent, Baked Bread, Floral, Jam, Sakura, Salt, Strawberry, Sweet, Cocoa, Malt, Tannin, Berry
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Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 15 oz / 444 ml

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  • “Another one from Cameron B! Thanks so much! This one is intriguing as the base is nilgiri and darjeeling and it’s sakura which is cherry blossom. It’s tough for me to tell these bases are here...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Home – 7:30 PM I may or may not be in the middle of re-watching the Harry Potter films (again…). Because Halloweeny! Or at least, that’s my excuse. ;) Anyway, the tea! I thought I had bought...” Read full tasting note
    82
  • “A Berry Frui-tea July! Last March I bought every sakura seasonal tea that Lupicia had… and I have no regrets about that. I have been procrastinating trying them, but mostly because it is hard to...” Read full tasting note
    80
  • “This tea is a bit mild; the sakura and berry is light and the black tea base isn’t that strong too. If you want something stronger, probably need to steep this a bit more.” Read full tasting note
    50

From Lupicia

This is a flavorful black tea blend of light Darjeeling and Nilgiri, scented with fresh raspberries and sweet strawberries, layered with fragrant cherry blossoms. It is best taken straight, but it is also quite delicious with a little milk. Limited edition seasonal spring tea.

Ingredients: Indian black tea, Vietnamese black tea, salted cherry leaf (cherry leaf, salt, alumnium potassium sulfate), rose petals, flavorings

Steeping Instructions:

Amount of Tea Leaves: 0.10oz(2.5-3g)
Water Temperature: Boiling Water
Brewing Time: 2.5-3min.
Infusion: 1-2cups

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12 Tasting Notes

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Another one from Cameron B! Thanks so much! This one is intriguing as the base is nilgiri and darjeeling and it’s sakura which is cherry blossom. It’s tough for me to tell these bases are here from the flavor. But the base is delicious though. I know it doesn’t taste like a usual black tea that Lupicia would usually use. It’s interesting since the description says they use salted cherry leaves which is a new one. I think cherry is the most distinct note and it’s a floral sort of cherry flavor rather than a cough drop flavor. There should also be raspberry and strawberry here but I don’t notice those at all. The flavor is fantastic, especially as it cools – it’s fruity, sharp, thirst quenching, yet a little drying like a wine might be. But I like when teas are both drying and thirst quenching. The second steep was amazing, even though I accidentally steeped it way too long. I’d suggest trying it that way.. I’d definitely brew it either minutes on the second steep again. I’m very shocked but very happy the oversteep didn’t ruin this tea!
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoons for not quite full mug // 18 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // couple minutes after boiling // 8 minute steep

Cameron B.

Sakura is a really interesting flavor, it’s unlike any other floral note I’ve had. I should’ve sent you my favorite sakura sencha to compare.

tea-sipper

Sakura is definitely a first for me, somehow… after all these years of teas. I guess I never thought about a cherry blossom tea. :D

Kawaii433

I had this in my cart today and removed it… Bah. lol

tea-sipper

Oh I’m sorry you didn’t get it… I didn’t even know it was still on the site.

tea-sipper

holy crap, looking at the site again, I was just looking at the loose leaf. :X

Kawaii433

hehehe It’s ok, I had to let go some or I’d be in the poorhouse. #HoardCity

Mastress Alita

I don’t think the sakura teas would be available right now. Normally they only come out during March.

LuckyMe

My favorite Sakura is Sencha with Sugared Sakura leaves from Yunomi. Its a very subtle tea, but has the most natural cherry flavoring of all the ones I’ve tried. Luckily its available all year round.

Mastress Alita

That is the same one that is me and Cameron’s favorite, @LuckyMe. That sakura tea is so freaking good.

Cameron B.

@LuckyMe & Alita – Clearly it’s the best, since we all agree! ;)

tea-sipper

I couldn’t tell which Yunomi Sakura tea you guys are talking about, so I just added them all to the wishlist to make a note of them for later. :D

tea-sipper

That one was not under Yunomi so I missed it. Thanks for posting it, Cameron

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Home – 7:30 PM

I may or may not be in the middle of re-watching the Harry Potter films (again…). Because Halloweeny! Or at least, that’s my excuse. ;)

Anyway, the tea! I thought I had bought more than one of Lupicia’s sakura teas when they were available, but I guess I must have finished any other(s) already.

I happen to love sakura-scented teas. Sakura is such an interesting combination of sweet and salty, a bit floral, a bit herbal. This tea contains salted sakura leaves only, with no blossoms. The sakura flavor is definitely here though!

The base tea is a bit brisk – it’s a combination of full-leaf and CTC black teas that Lupicia often employs in their blends. I did shorten my usual steep time a bit because the leaf looked quite broken up. Even with the shorter time, there’s a little bit of bitterness and astringency. It’s a bit malty with some bready notes, a nice base for the other flavors. I taste plenty of salted sakura along with perhaps just a little bit of strawberry jam? I believe I’ve had this one quite a while so it’s possible the berry flavor has faded a bit.

Still delicious though! ❤

Flavors: Astringent, Baked Bread, Floral, Jam, Sakura, Salt, Strawberry, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Mastress Alita

I love sakura teas too! <3

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A Berry Frui-tea July! Last March I bought every sakura seasonal tea that Lupicia had… and I have no regrets about that. I have been procrastinating trying them, but mostly because it is hard to find sakura-flavored teas, especially outside of Hanami season, so I figure I may as well make them last! Decided I’d try this one, which has added berry flavoring, during this fruit-themed month.

The leaf smells amazing! I have tried a few sakura-flavored teas from Yunomi in the past before (a green tea and a black tea) so I can smell the salted sakura leaf, which has a lovely sweet cherry scent. There is a berry aroma from the leaf, I’d say it smells mostly of raspberry, just sweeter.

Brewed up, the tea is a nice amber color, and smells pretty much spot on like the dry leaf. Such a lovely aroma that really does smell of sakura leaf and fruity berries! The flavor is really nice! It isn’t an overpowering sort of fruit tea; the base is medium bodied (though I’d say bordering on the stronger side) that has some malt, baked bread, and subtle cocoa notes, that is slightly tannic and has just a touch of astringency after the sip, so the tea shines through well without being dominated by the flavor. There is a sweet sakura taste on the finish, slightly berry with that subtle floral touch, and a hint of sweet fruitiness that tastes like strawberry mochi.

Flavors: Astringent, Baked Bread, Cocoa, Floral, Malt, Sakura, Strawberry, Sweet, Tannin

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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This tea is a bit mild; the sakura and berry is light and the black tea base isn’t that strong too. If you want something stronger, probably need to steep this a bit more.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Well, I’ve immedietly stumbled in my “no new teas” policy. This is not the offending brew, instead a book themed tea (Pride & Peppermint) was my downfall this weekend at the bay area book festival.
Well, all the more reason to redouble my efforts in sipping down! And no more new teas for real this time.
The hidden part of my sipdown goal is to drink/try the teas that have not yet been tasted. I have some that have not yet been opened, and that has gotta be remedied!
So, my cup today was this, a pretty tin of Sakura and Berry.
This is quite a tart blend (the sakura?), but not at all unpleasant. It is almost sour, but more like a refreshing sour than an unpleasant sour.
I don’t think it will be a favorite, but I’m happy to try more from this little tin!

Fjellrev

Don’t beat yourself up! Sometimes you can’t resist a good pun, especially if it’s something that’s a reference to something awesome.

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With all the crazy sipdowns lately, I thought it would be appropriate to start something new.

I don’t feel like writing much on this tea because I feel like I’ve had this over and over again from them. Both Carol and Rose Royal have the same strawberry candy flavouring in it, and although the latter at least had an interesting additional grape note, they all seem repetitive.

So I’m left with a classic Lupicia slightly astringent black base with melted strawberry hard candy in my mug. It’s nothing to write home about, unfortunately. Maybe it’ll fare better as a cold brew.

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This is the bagged version.

After going tea shopping only at T2 for a while when visiting Melbourne, I decided to change things up and I had the pleasure of visiting Lupicia’s Melbourne store recently . This was the tea I sampled while I was there.

So good! The lovely scent of sweet cherry blossoms and berries was the first thing I liked, and initially drew me to it. Once tasting, it is nicely delicate and has a subtle flavour that is not too sweet.

Overall, very happy I purchased this.

Flavors: Berry, Sakura, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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