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I already have a rose tea that I love, so I’m not exactly sure how this wound up in my Upton order—it was so cheap, I just couldn’t resist! One sniff of the dry leaves and I knew it was a good decision, they smell so delicious. Not really a perfumey rose smell, more earthy. I love floral teas, and rose is my favorite floral scent, so of course I knew right off the bat that I’d enjoy this immensely.

It brews up very dark, and there really wasn’t a ton of rose smell going on so I was a bit worried. And when you first sip, it’s really just a very nice strong, malty, smooth black tea. But I swallowed, my mouth was filled with wonderful rose. Earthy, floral, sweet, delicious! It gets more rose-y as it cools, and I feel like I’ll be making this iced a lot this summer. I like my other rose tea a bit more but this one is just so much more affordable that I will definitely be drinking it regularly.

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TeaBrat

This is very nice!

Alphakitty

I was honestly a bit surprised by how good it is given the cost. Upton’s pricing is pretty fantastic!

momo

This sounds good. I’ve wanted to try a rose tea, so I am definitely going to check this one out!

Dinosara

Which is your other favorite rose tea?

Alphakitty

RoT’s seasonal rose blend. It’s highly perfumed and has a more in-your-face rose flavor. I think objectively the subtle flavors in this one are better, but I personally love perfume-y teas.

Dinosara

Cool, I might have to try that one out. Harney’s Rose Scented is also super intense rose flavor if you haven’t tried it!

Alphakitty

I was planning on stopping by their SoHo store soon, I’ll definitely pick up a few ounces of that! I can never have enough rose tea.

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TeaBrat

This is very nice!

Alphakitty

I was honestly a bit surprised by how good it is given the cost. Upton’s pricing is pretty fantastic!

momo

This sounds good. I’ve wanted to try a rose tea, so I am definitely going to check this one out!

Dinosara

Which is your other favorite rose tea?

Alphakitty

RoT’s seasonal rose blend. It’s highly perfumed and has a more in-your-face rose flavor. I think objectively the subtle flavors in this one are better, but I personally love perfume-y teas.

Dinosara

Cool, I might have to try that one out. Harney’s Rose Scented is also super intense rose flavor if you haven’t tried it!

Alphakitty

I was planning on stopping by their SoHo store soon, I’ll definitely pick up a few ounces of that! I can never have enough rose tea.

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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