Tea of the Week :Sakura 2011 Thé Vert

I am rolling with the new features today! I have another one for you born out of my obsessive love/adoration/passion of tea (oh that lovely stuff). Each week I will let you in on a brew of the week. The tea that I have enjoyed the most Monday through to Sunday.

The tea that was most consumed and most relished last week was Mariage Freres’ Sakura 2011 Thé Vert.

Sakura 2011 is an annual limited edition green tea that I picked up in Paris.

As winter wanes and spring approaches, desire revives and SAKURA is reborn.

The 2011 vintage of MARIAGE FRÈRES’ green cherry-blossom tea nestles in a limited-edition collector’s canister—silken and slender, luxurious and sensual.

In the mouth this tea is lively, sumptuous and elegant, full of sweet, blossoming fragrances that strike a grassy, sweet, flowery note.

Mariage Freres

This is a delightfully delicate fragrant tea.

It is a light sophisticated flavour much like a beautiful symphony of freshness.

It is such a pity that this is not available in the UK for I would certainly consider hauling this for rainy days.

Incidentally, my teacup is bone china and was made by Noritake Ireland