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Probably shouldn’t be drinking another tea at this time, but oh well. I wanted to give it a try. At least I didn’t choose the Yunnan White Jasmine. Now that would’ve kept me up all night. That’ll wait for tomorrow to be sampled.

Anyway, this tea isn’t joking around when it says ‘rose.’ In fact, there’s probably around three teaspoons of tea in this 1oz pouch, haha. But it was sort of the point to be a blend, and laoshan black is very potent, so if you want to taste much of anything else it does kind of need to be toned down.

Anyway, this is very nice! For some people who found Laoshan black too roasty, and don’t mind a rosey floral taste, this may be a good alternative! The rose petals and the bergamot make this much sweeter and it’s not really roasty at all. You taste just enough of the laoshan black to get the chocolatey taste.

I’m not sure I’d order this again, but I’ll be able to to finish this no problem. I’d like it more if the laoshan black was a bit more prominent.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Hello! I’m a 24 year old Canadian, currently working at Starbucks while I figure out what I want to do with myself in life, haha.

Like most everyone else, I grew up with teabags, and then discovered the grass really WAS greener on the other side with loose leaf. Nowadays I drink nearly exclusively loose, but will drink a bagged tea if I don’t care what I’m having.

My favorite kind of tea is black, and unflavored, although I do enjoy an occasional dessert black. I like whites second best. I’ve recently been dipping my toes into honeybush tisanes, greens and oolongs.

My favorite vendors are Butiki Teas and Verdant Teas. Both have fantastic teas, above and beyond customer service (especially Butiki), and fair prices for their very high quality teas. I can’t recommend them enough.

Purely for tasting notes references, I don’t use any additives for my teas. Older tasting notes for blacks was with milk+sugar, and then with just milk. Whites, oolongs, greens and herbals are all drunk straight unless otherwise specified in the notes.

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