This is my second (or is it my third?) cup of Columbia Rose today. I am obsessed, I think this is the tea that I have been waiting for all of my life. It has a delicious hearty black tea base with sweet vanilla and rose notes – seriously perfect. No trace of bitterness, and it is very forgiving if you forget and let it steep too long. It also takes milk and sweetener very well and actually enhances the flavors. I have so many other new teas that I need to try but I just keep coming back to this one because I can’t get enough of it. Big thanks to Serenity for introducing me to my most favorite tea EVER!
-Dry blend has black tea with pink and yellow rose petals. Petals float to the top during steeping.
-Dry blend smells strongly of vanilla with a floral rose scent. Tea liquor smells of malty vanilla with a hint of roses.
-Tea liquor is a medium amber color.
-Strong malty flavor with a touch of vanilla. Lingering rose finish.
-Best with milk and sweetener.
-Excellent rose tea. Perfectly flavored!