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.

Learn more about this tea here.

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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Co-Founder/Co-Creator of SororiTea Sisters, Mad Tea Artist at 52Teas
Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of "Gramma" and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!

Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!

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