Origin: Blended Leaf Type: Black Tea with Flavouring Taste: Floral, sweet and aromatic Drink: Without Milk Brew: Lightly, 2-3 minutes according to taste with water off the boil When to drink: After dinner
This aromatic flavoured Black tea with sweetly fragrant English rose is one of the oldest China teas scented using flowers and blossoms. Chinese tea is always deliciously smooth and naturally sweet, just gently dry and always most refreshing.
Ideally warm the pot first with a splash of hot water. Use one teaspoon (around 2g) per cup and always use freshly drawn and boiled water. Allow to brew for 3-5 minutes according to taste. Can be drunk with our without milk.
As someone who is generally quite picky about tea (I have picky tastebuds) I have to say that I really like this tea, it's not to sweet and not too overpowering with the rose, and tastes good both on its own and with milk, so in conclusion, I like this tea, another! xD
19th July 2013 Posted by
Really love this tea and have been drinking a lot of it during the current hot weather. Even my husband has been converted and has made it a firm favourite. Don't make too strong as its subtlety is what makes it so enjoyable.
Sweet, not floral
31st March 2012 Posted by
Compared to many rose teas this one lacks the full strength of black tea with purely rose petals added; it's much more fruity than it is rosy, and neither flavour wins out over the other, but it does make for a lovely sweetened cup of tea.
Disappointing if you don't like fruit teas
13th December 2011 Posted by
I have purchased other brands of rose tea in the past which are comprised of only black tea, rose petals and rose oil which gives a lovely delicate floral flavour. This tea however has flavouring added (sun-ripened fruits) which makes it taste like a fruit tea rather than a floral tea so perhaps would be better listed as a fruit tea. I don't buy fruit teas as I don't like them but this one slipped by me as I was expecting just rose.