I revisited this one today, and once again got a little disappointed by the fact that it’s quite fruitish in flavour and not at all roseish.
How can they make a tea named after an english rose and not have it be a black tea + rose, period?
How can they make a tea flavoured very distinctively with fruit and call it english rose? A very tropical fruit, even?
Sure, the british empire stretched well and truly into some very tropical areas, but still!
This is really bothering my OCD something awful!
That said, though, the tropical fruitness of it, was a pretty good choice to follow my evening meal which had many many nectarines and strawberries in it. So I was sort of adhering to a theme there. Or something. It took away a great deal of the initial disappointment of it not being what I expected (even though I’ve had it before), and made a quite enjoyable cup anyway.
Yes, I had dessert for dinner. I am such a grown-up!
(And if you are interested, this was dessert: http://www.formerchef.com/2010/09/15/strawberry-and-nectarine-crisp/ FormerChef has tons of awesome and easy to follow(!) recipes, you should totally check it out)