Ahhh yes, discussion of Sakura is the first sign of Spring on TeaChat. If the discussion persists, Spring has sprung and Shincha will commence in 45 days. If the discussion dies out, it is 90 days til shincha!!!
Sakura is a fun tea for this time of the year. If I do not finish it by the time the cherry trees stop blooming around here, it will likely stick around til the following Spring ...
Den's is very good, very representative of this type of tea. I enjoy it quite a bit. Also, the leaf itself is pretty good unlike others I have had that looked like lowest grade bancha.
Speaking of Japan, a big box I have been awaiting just arrived, w@@h@@! No tea though.