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drank Saigon Rose by Zhi Tea
470 tasting notes

This is a tea I was really looking forward to. I mean, lemongrass and rose? Yes please! Sounds divinely simple. But as soon as I started brewing this one up last night I knew there was something a little off. The bag (I got sample sized, so it’s around 1 ounce) has tons of lemongrass but very few rosebuds. Which wouldn’t be an issue if there was rose flavoring (note that I have zero issues with either natural or artificial flavoring!), but sadly there’s just not a whole lot of rose here.

The lemongrass is nice and very high quality, but I am missing the rose. There’s just a wisp of it at the end of the sip, a hint of floral, but this tea just leaves me wanting. I’m going to give it another try, possibly as a cold brew, before rating it but right now I’m just disappointed.

Sil

that’s the worst…

Alphakitty

Yeah, I was so sad when I noticed the lack of roses! Thankfully I think this would be very simple to put together at home, I already have a large pouch of lemongrass so now I just need to acquire some roses.

Dinosara

Awww yeah that sucks. But yes, it would be easy to blend yourself, thankfully!

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Sil

that’s the worst…

Alphakitty

Yeah, I was so sad when I noticed the lack of roses! Thankfully I think this would be very simple to put together at home, I already have a large pouch of lemongrass so now I just need to acquire some roses.

Dinosara

Awww yeah that sucks. But yes, it would be easy to blend yourself, thankfully!

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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!

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