Reviews

Teavana Sakura Allure

Country of Origin: not listed
Leaf Appearance: small, dark green with lots of flower petals
Ingredients: Green tea, hibiscus blossoms, cherries, artificial flavoring, candied mango pieces (mango, sugar), candied pineapple pieces (pineapple, sugar), rose blossom leaves, lemon peels, rosebuds, cranberry pieces
Steep time: 2 minutes
Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Preparation Method: Teavana Perfect Steeper
Liquor: deep red

I have heard the name of this tea so many times over the years and only just got a chance to try it when I attended the preview event for the new Teavana Fine Teas +Tea Bar in NYC. What I was expecting, based solely on that name, was a run of the mill sakura green tea. What I got was floral and fruity punch with a touch of green tea. As much as I did not want to, I found it to be quite delicious. The dry leaves smelled amazing as did the steeped tea. It was sweet and light with a refreshing tartness and I loved the vibrant color. However, rose petals and cherry flavoring do not a sakura tea make. I’ve had this problem with other teas from Teavana, David’s Tea and a few other retailers. If the tea had been called anything else, I probably would have enjoyed it a lot more. Be careful with oversteeping. I only steeped for two minutes but I felt like any longer would have made the resulting brew unpleasant.

Sakura Allure sample provided by Teavana.

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Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.