1. Heat water to 175˚F.
2. Place tea in cup and pour water over the leaves.
3. Steep for 2-4 minutes.
For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 tsp per 8oz glass.
I like my green teas with a little more flavor than is found in Hanami, so purely based on personal preference it's not my favorite. That said, it is a lovely green tea, and the hint of cherry keeps it from registering as boring or ordinary. If you like a soothing, quiet green tea, you will likely enjoy Hanami.
The Hanami is another great addition to the Tea Forte green tea collection. The flavor is a pure green tea flavor with a perfect accent of cherry. The loose tea allows for the desired strength and flavor and is great for the Kati cup. The container is stylish and looks great on the counter!
Hanami tea is quite possibly the most wonderfully aromatic in the green tea selection. The scent is fantastic and the flavor is very light - much like you would imagine cherry blossoms to be. It’s a perfect tea for spring and summer. I tried doubling the amount and it does bring out the flavor even more…but steeping it longer than the two to three minutes as noted on the directions gives it a rather bitter taste, so set your timer! Normally I prefer my green tea to have just a touch of honey added, but I felt this was better on its own. I absolutely LOVE the fact that it is organic.
Received my Hanami tea order today and straight way made a cuppa. The first thing I noticed was the mild floral scent. It has a very mild flavor after steeping only 3 minutes with no after taste as a lot of other green teas can have. I find the tea very relaxing as I watch snow falling. I would recommend this tea to friends and family.
This tea reminds me of cherry ice cream that I used to eat as a kid. I love this flavor. I drink my tea plain with nothing added and this is a great tea. I really do not taste the green tea, but the cherry flavor is wonderful. The green tea looks to be Sencha but I am not sure and with the flower petals it is also a beautiful tea to drink. I usually buy green and organic tea when I purchase tea and with this I get both. I am glad to have another organic option from Tea Forte.
I’m a black tea guy! Love my Forte tea and have a canister where ever I go. This new green tea is a winner! Looks good, smells great and has a wonderful taste. I’m going to be converted soon! In my first weekend with this tea, stuck in the mountain house in a raging blizzard, I drank multiple cups of the Hanami. I’ve struggled to find a green tea that is really appealing, and I’m sure I just found it!