Today is a very, very, very wonderful day, because I have finally found a black rose tea that I’m INSANE over! THANK YOU SimplyJenW for sending me this tea to try! I owe you forever!

I had an inkling that I would like a black rose tea that had a Chinese base since I loathe rose teas with milk, and am not crazy about Indian teas without milk. I am ever so happy to say that my hypothesis is correct! OH this tea is afternoon perfection! The rose is present but subtle, the tea medium bodied but the slightest bit smoky/savory. They combine in exactly the way I think a floral tea should. Not super sweet and cloying. You taste TEA first, and then some rose flavor washes over you like a sigh! Ahhhhhhhhh. You also taste a…complexity. Not vanilla bean, not wine, not fruit, but suggestions of each from the Congou. This is so, so good. This is exactly what I was looking for!!!! I am so excited!!! As soon as I have two pennies to rub together (almost literally, because this tea is very reasonably priced!) I am going to get a tin!!!!!

Thank you once again, SimplyJenW! You made my – month!

Preparation
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SimplyJenW

Yaayy! I am so gald you like it! I am drinking the other version that costs more but tastes the same right now as I type this….. ;)

JacquelineM

I just made a resteep, and it resteeps beautifully! This is a superstar tea! Thank you once again – I love it!!

LadyLondonderry

I wish I’d seen this before I impulsively placed an Upton order yesterday (they’re not kidding about that Quick Buy button!). I will be adding Rose Congou to my to-try list for the next order, which I will probably place ridiculously soon.

Charles Thomas Draper

Your comments border on the poetic….

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SimplyJenW

Yaayy! I am so gald you like it! I am drinking the other version that costs more but tastes the same right now as I type this….. ;)

JacquelineM

I just made a resteep, and it resteeps beautifully! This is a superstar tea! Thank you once again – I love it!!

LadyLondonderry

I wish I’d seen this before I impulsively placed an Upton order yesterday (they’re not kidding about that Quick Buy button!). I will be adding Rose Congou to my to-try list for the next order, which I will probably place ridiculously soon.

Charles Thomas Draper

Your comments border on the poetic….

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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