Day 12 of the PostTea advent. This one is a cherry and rose blend with a green tea base, and so the name strikes me as a little odd. It’s right to, I think, because I don’t really get cobbler, or anything particularly dessert-like, from this tea. I get cherry and rose, and that’s fine, but why call it cobbler? I instantly feel like this is as much a miss in terms of name as christmas cookies was a hit.
That’s not to say that this is a bad blend, because it isn’t. It’s just badly named, and sets up expectations it can’t possibly meet. The cherry is nice – quite natural tasting, and not too reminiscent of cough syrup. The rose complements it well, adding just a touch of sweet floral that’s putting me in mind of blossom; flowering trees and spring. It’s a beautiful, ethereal blend, and should probably have been called sakura, or something along those lines.
It reminds me quite a lot of Pekoe’s Japanese Cherry Blossom, which I drank in quantity last summer. It has the same sencha base and cherry/rose flavour combination. The sencha here is smooth, sweet, a touch grassy, and perfectly enhances the “spring” vibe I’m getting from this one. It’s not cherry cobbler, though. That, to me, would be an altogether heavier, butterier kind of flavour. This is light and fresh-tasting. Name criticisms aside, it’s a good cup! I’d happily drink it again.