Chasandai Tea Factory: Sakura Sencha with Sugared Sakura Leaves

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Sencha
Flavors
Butter, Cherry, Cherry Blossom, Creamy, Spinach, Sweet, Vegetal, Dried Fruit, Grass, Peas, Sakura, Smooth, Floral, Freshly Cut Grass, Savory, Thick, Umami, Cookie, Cream, Sugar, Beany, Mineral
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Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 45 sec 3 g 27 oz / 813 ml

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  • “A gift. Don’t have much to add as there are already very good descriptions of this tea. It is almost like eating a sugar cookie with buttercream-cherry icing — heavy on the butter, light on the...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Thank you Cameron B. I love this! Busy day and I put this in my sipper and it’s so good! On the second infusion now. The Sencha is top notch, the subtle and delicate flavors of fruit, cherry,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sipdown! (37 | 167) Another of my oldest teas down! This one is a longstanding favorite from Yunomi. The lightly fruity-sweet and slightly savory sakura flavor is so well-balanced with the rich...” Read full tasting note
    95
  • “It’s been a hot minute since I’ve had this one! My hording habits are particularly bad with this because it’s a) one of the few sakura teas I’ve found that I really like since the leaves are...” Read full tasting note
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From Yunomi

A blend of sencha, sugared Sakura (Japanese cherry blossom) leaves, dried Sakura blossom petals from tea factory Chasandai in Shimane Prefecture, Japan.

Distributed through Yunomi: https://yunomi.life/collections/flavored-green-teas/products/chasandai-sakura-sencha-with-sugared-sakura-leaves

Ingredients: Green tea, sugared Sakura leaves, dried Sakura petals

Steeping instructions: 2 grams per 200 ml, 80C/176F, 1 min

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7 Tasting Notes

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1250 tasting notes

A gift.

Don’t have much to add as there are already very good descriptions of this tea.
It is almost like eating a sugar cookie with buttercream-cherry icing — heavy on the butter, light on the floral cherry — while sitting on bed of fresh and fragrant sweet grass.
A second steep brings out more of the spinach vegetal flavor of the sencha and the cherry blossom becomes even more subtle but it’s still a delightful sip.

Hello, spring.

Thank you Mastress Alita.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML
Kawaii433

Cameron B. sent me this one to try. I really liked it :D.

Mastress Alita

That’s a slight improvement from cherry-scented butt from the salted-sakura leaf version that Lupicia does. I like both, but do prefer the sugared leaves over the salted, myself.

derk

Nobody wants to smell your finger when you say “Smell my finger.”
Night and Day, both from the cupboards of Mastress Alita.

LuckyMe

Still my favorite sakura tea. Glad you liked it too.

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379 tasting notes

Thank you Cameron B. I love this!

Busy day and I put this in my sipper and it’s so good! On the second infusion now. The Sencha is top notch, the subtle and delicate flavors of fruit, cherry, butter, and the sweetness are spot on. Love it. Really good reviews on this “Je ne sais quoi” type of tea so I’ll leave it at that. I’ll definitely get some for my shelf.

Flavors: Butter, Cherry, Cherry Blossom, Creamy, Spinach, Sweet, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML
LuckyMe

I’ve tried them all and this is hands down my favorite sakura tea. Glad you liked it too!

Mastress Alita

I love this one, I think it tastes like sugar cookies.

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Sipdown! (37 | 167)

Another of my oldest teas down!

This one is a longstanding favorite from Yunomi. The lightly fruity-sweet and slightly savory sakura flavor is so well-balanced with the rich umami and vegetal notes of the sencha. And then there’s the fresh and sweet green grassiness that ties the two together so well. All with such a lovely silky mouthfeel…

It’s amazing how good this still is given the package was from 2017… Onto the wishlist it goes! I also have some sakura blossoms from Obubu, I’ll have to try adding some to one of their sencha…

Flavors: Butter, Cherry, Floral, Freshly Cut Grass, Grass, Sakura, Savory, Smooth, Spinach, Thick, Umami, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Lexie Aleah

Love this one!

Cameron B.

It’s so good! Definitely on the reorder list once I’ve sipped down a bit more. :)

Mastress Alita

I love this one too. I’ve been drinking a lot of sakura teas lately, mostly old Lupicia ones, and I don’t like them nearly as much as this one, on account of this one having the leaves preserved with sugar and all the Lupicia ones use salt.

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It’s been a hot minute since I’ve had this one! My hording habits are particularly bad with this because it’s a) one of the few sakura teas I’ve found that I really like since the leaves are preserved in sugar rather than salt, b) not particularly easy to get for someone that likes to avoid international shipping as much as possible. But I decided to make a cup this morning for the February sipdown prompt, “Drink a cherry tea.”

It still smells lovely in the cup, even though this is well past the prime of green tea now. Sadly the green tea no longer has that strong “buttery” flavor I was getting before, and the tea no longer reminds me of sugar cookies as a result, but it is still quite tasty. The base is perhaps a little flat now as there is a sharp minerality to it that I don’t recall from before, but also still a strong vegetal flavor that tastes like a mix of beans and peas. The sakura is more subdued now, too… I can smell it but there is only a faint florality and sweetness to the cup, with the strong vegetal sencha notes taking over.

This was definitely a tea that was better when I had it fresh… which just proves how stupid it is to tea horde. I guess I won’t feel so bad to move it over to the sipdown pile now, though. I’ve opted to not change the rating as I remember the sweet and delectable cookie-ness of this tea in the past, and am positive age is to blame, now.

Flavors: Beany, Floral, Mineral, Peas, Sakura, Sweet, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML
Michelle

Ha! ‘how stupid it is to tea horde’ well I’ve never been accused of being a ‘smart’ tea drinker, so I think I can relate to this one. Someday I might have a reasonable sized and organized cupboard, or I might age some of my very favorite tea into less drinkable leaves.

derk

Mmm, I remember this tea! Is the from the same batch you sent me several years ago?

Mastress Alita

It is… sadly. T_T

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603 tasting notes

I love sakura flavored anything, so when Yunomi rolled out this new blend a couple of weeks ago I rushed to order a sample. I was especially excited that this was a naturally flavored tea, scented only with real cherry flowers. Salt pickled sakura blossoms notwithstanding, nearly every cherry blossom tea I’ve come across has added flavoring which I’m not a fan of. The only other one I’ve liked is Den’s Sakura Sencha.

Upon opening the pouch, I immediately felt transported to a field of blossoming cherry trees in springtime. The aroma of the tea is almost ethereal, fruity and elegantly floral. There’s nothing artificial about it at all, neither in aroma or flavor. The taste is exquisitely subtle, more sencha than sakura. You taste the fresh sencha first followed by a delightful cherry blossom flavor that gently dances across your palate. I recommend letting the tea cool a bit to really taste the sakura. The base sencha is buttery and light, and unlike Den’s blend, is not very grassy. Its mellow body lets the soft cherry flavor shine through.

The flavoring here is verrry light. For some it may be too weak but as someone who finds most flavored teas too overpowering, it was perfect for me. This is the first flavored tea – aside from jasmine – that I could drink straight without needing to underleaf or blend with a straight tea. I think this one will appeal most to those who drink straight green teas.

Compared to my other favorite, Den’s is a deeply grassy green tea with a stronger cherry flavoring that can taste a bit medicinal while this is a more low-key affair and is by far the most natural tasting sakura tea I’ve ever tried.

Flavors: Butter, Cherry Blossom

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 120 OZ / 3548 ML

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