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|Sencha Kyoto Cherry Rose Festival China Green Tea
A blend of high quality China green tea with sweet cherry and morning rose flavor. The cherry flavoring and subtle rose hints give the tea a wonderful exotic character.
Hunan Province produces some excellent Japanese style green teas. Early in the new season, the tea is a bright emerald green and has the best flavor noted by a spring fresh character with pungency and body. Sencha is commonly used in Japanese tea ceremonies marking events of personal importance. In this type of ceremony it is the ritual that is of paramount importance as the individual is being acknowledged. Flavored tea is a relatively new phenomena and combining flavors with roses and Japanese style green tea is almost considered avant garde by our Japanese friends.
Kyoto is the cultural center of Japan. Several centuries ago Kyoto was the religious capital of Japan. The relics of this past are evident throughout the city. Beside the multitude of temples that dot the city and the wonderful parks where religious scholars once walked. The city has more the 1000 Torjii - those typical gate/arch structures that one associates with Japan. The Torjii are large with the top shaped like a curved samurai sword (respect) and the two pillars are solid and stately (well being). During the spring time this area of Japan is ablaze with the new season cherry blossoms and the air is filled with sweet aroma. (The rose petals in this blend are intended to simulate these delicate cherry blossoms and the flavor is reminiscent of the beautiful smells waft on the springtime breezes.) It is little wonder that this ancient city has a very high ratio of tea rooms and this tea was created to honor this wonderful time of the year.