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drank English Rose by DAVIDsTEA
470 tasting notes

I love rose teas. I mean, I really love them—if push came to shove, I’d probably pick rose as the one flavor to have every day. Not that I’ll ever be in a situation where that will happen, but hypothetically. Unless, you know, a genie comes down and will grant me one wish if I pick one flavor of tea to drink for all eternity. Actually… I love tea so darn much I might only take that offer up if it was for 3 wishes! Or if the first wish didn’t have an “I wish for infinite wishes” clause.

I’ve been wanting to try this one for a while, but I have so many rose teas I didn’t know if this would be worth a 50g purchase. Fortunately, I got a sample in a swap with Sare! It smells SO good, like rose perfume. Okay, I know most people don’t like perfume-y teas, but I do. They remind me of when I was a little girl and had fake tea parties. In my head, the imaginary tea I served smelled JUST like this. I made this iced, since I have enough to try it both hot and cold.

This reminds me a lot of Upton’s Rose Congou. It’s got that same pervasive rose taste, backed up by a strong but not overwhelming black base. However, this might be even more rosy, believe it or not! The white chocolate also adds a wonderful hint of sweetness. This is such a little girl tea—not, of course, in a bad way. But you know when you’re 5 and all dressed up for some party in a pink frock, with ribbons in your hair? That’s what that tea is. Simple, sweet, innocent, fresh, delicious! This is definitely one of the very best rose teas I’ve tried, thanks so much Sare!

Sare

I’m soo happy to hear you loved it!!!

Michelle

Ooh, that sounds fantastic! Adding to my shopping list!

gmathis

…and one of those swirly skirts that makes you want to spin around and around and around…

Michelle

Yessss those are still great even as an adult!

gmathis

Yeah, well, when you get as old as I am, you can’t swirl nearly as many times without losing your balance, your dignity, and your cookies ;)

Alphakitty

Noo, not the cookies! They are nearly (but not quite) as important as tea.

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Sare

I’m soo happy to hear you loved it!!!

Michelle

Ooh, that sounds fantastic! Adding to my shopping list!

gmathis

…and one of those swirly skirts that makes you want to spin around and around and around…

Michelle

Yessss those are still great even as an adult!

gmathis

Yeah, well, when you get as old as I am, you can’t swirl nearly as many times without losing your balance, your dignity, and your cookies ;)

Alphakitty

Noo, not the cookies! They are nearly (but not quite) as important as 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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