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drank English Rose by DAVIDsTEA
358 tasting notes

I am so happy to sit quietly this morning and enjoy this sample from whatshesaid. A normal appointment for backing up my laptop at the Apple store on Monday led to a big problem being discovered, and me spending pretty much all day yesterday at the Apple store trying to have it fixed. It was something to do with my iPhoto, and I really really love my pictures. Luckily all seems to have been saved, but I was up until the late hours trying to reorganize everything when I got home. Whew!

I LOVE rose teas. Like could drink them all day, every day love them! This one sounded so promising with the addition of white chocolate that I have been wanting to try it for awhile. The dry leaves have that perfumey rose smell mixed in with sweet white chocolate. I noticed a really lovely rose scent filling the air while the tea was steeping. The flavor is sweet and malty with a nice rose finish. And a wonderful perfumey aftertaste. The tea was just a little bitter, so I would probably drop my original brewing time down to 4 minutes from the 4.5 I originally tried. I added a little milk and sweetener and this tea is just perfect! Thank you, whatshesaid!

-Dry blend has medium black tea leaves, rose buds and pieces of white chocolate.
-Dry leaves smell like perfumey rose and white chocolate. Tea liquor aroma is of toasty rose.
-Tea liquor is a cloudy dark brown color.
-Sweet and malty black tea flavor with a rose finish. Lingering perfumey aftertaste.
-Best with milk and sweetener.
-Very good tea. Sweet creamy rose flavor.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
whatshesaid

YAY I’m so glad you loved it! It’s really good. It’s the first rose tea (first floral tea period) I’ve ever had and it set the bar really high. Nothing has matched it so far! Must be the chocolate, I’ve never encountered something that couldn’t be improved by adding chocolate ;)

Josie Jade

Me too, it was so good! I will have to send you some of the Columbia Rose that I have left, it is my favorite rose tea by far! This came close, though!

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whatshesaid

YAY I’m so glad you loved it! It’s really good. It’s the first rose tea (first floral tea period) I’ve ever had and it set the bar really high. Nothing has matched it so far! Must be the chocolate, I’ve never encountered something that couldn’t be improved by adding chocolate ;)

Josie Jade

Me too, it was so good! I will have to send you some of the Columbia Rose that I have left, it is my favorite rose tea by far! This came close, though!

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Just a Southern girl who loves sunshine, little dogs and all things tea!

I love animals and animal rescue. We have a rescued Chihuahua, Greyhound, Siamese and 2 Tabbies. We also foster kittens for the local humane society.

My favorite teas are sweet and malty black teas but I try to branch out and taste them all. :)

“Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things.”

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10 – Awful tea, wouldn’t purchase again
20 – Poor tea, wouldn’t purchase again
40 – Fair tea, might purchase again
60 – Good tea, likely to purchase again
80 – Very good tea, very likely to purchase again
100 – Excellent tea, will definitely purchase again

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