21 Tasting Notes
Gryphon’s POTO is one of my long-time favs and Hanami could be my perfect Sakura cuppa.
Other cherry blossom blends I’ve tried in the past came across as either sharp ume-ish concoctions, or bitter like cough syrup. But Hanami is sweet and creamy. I was surprised its base is Sencha. Coz it didn’t strike me as dark or mellow at all. There’s a hint of vanilla or some kind of gourmandish note, as well.
Also, I find Gryphon’s silky gauze sachets diffuse flavour better than paper tea bags.
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