Cherry Rose from Peter Asher Coffee & Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Peter Asher Coffee & Tea

Tea Description:

The name alone probably has you picturing teacups shaped like flowers or a Daughters’ of the American Revolution meeting about rare manuscript preservation. While it may sound a little haughty this cup of tea is actually very approachable. The cherries provide a little sugar to the earthy complexity of the roses and the end result is a perfectly rounded flavor that is vibrant and refreshing. The moral of the story is don’t judge a tea by its name because even the very proper sounding Cherry Rose has sweet and sultry sides just waiting to surprise you.

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Taster’s Review:

This is very pleasant cherry flavored green tea.  The cherry flavor (and aroma!) is strong.  The aroma almost smells a bit like a cough drop, but it doesn’t taste like it!  The fragrance also has a very lovely rose tone to it.  The rose essence is stronger in the bouquet than in the flavor.

The green tea base looks like a Sencha, with its forest-y green, spear-shaped leaves.  It is sweet and smooth.  There is a buttery note to the tea, and a slight vegetative tone.

The cherry is sweet, but there is also a hint of tartness to the cherry.  It reminds me a bit of a Rainier cherry, it has that sweet, juicy kind of flavor of the Rainier cherry, along with just a whisper of tartness … just enough to keep it interesting.

The rose is subtle here.  The floral notes are slightly sharp but mostly sweet, and linger in the background … offering just enough flavor to be noticed without interfering with the flavor of cherry and green tea.

This is my first tasting of a Peter Asher tea – and it’s quite an enjoyable experience.  I look forward to trying some others!

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