drank Rose Congou Green by DAVIDsTEA
268 tasting notes

This was one of the samples with my last order. I would have likely not tried this for a long time because I learned I’m not so much into floral teas after trying Strawberry Rose Champagne from Teavana a while back. However, they have this one as their web special sales and I had to try it to see if it’s worth buying 250 grams of it.

It really is a good tea if you like floral. Oh my god, is it ever floral. I taste no green tea, which is fine, it’s a good base for this, allows the rose to really come forth. I feel like I’m chewing rose petals. I haven’t added any sugar, this is one of those teas I can drink without, I don’t even crave it in here, it would probably make it megarose.

A 3 minute steep gives off a very fragrant brew. Flavour is exactly what you smell. Rose. It is not unpleasant but it is very much there. It has a very long aftertaste also. I used the entire sample and it’s given me 16 oz, more with resteep although I don’t think I resteep this one.

Will not rate as it is a good tea, just not for me. If you do like floral or rose teas, DAVIDs has this on special right now. They’re practically giving it away :)

momo

They seriously do just want to give it away. My replacement tea a week after an order arrived came w/3 more sample packs, and this one was a repeat! I gave the second one to a friend…I’m afraid it might be the first floral tea she’s had so I’m worried about what will come of it haha.

JustJames

samples are always good! i don’t much do david’s, but tea samples are nice! i have some coming from steap shoppe.

Stephanie

I am curious about this one too, since it is on special, but I don’t live close enough to a David’s to easily get samples :/

Nxtdoor

Stephanie, find your neighbour’s rose bush and steal a bud or a bloomed one. Chew it. Voila, rose congou green!

momo

LOL don’t even chase it with green tea, it’s that bad? now I’m even more afraid to try it and I do like florals… but now I’m having flashbacks to one of DT’s jasmine teas…bleh!

Nxtdoor

Snce you have a sample, momo, go ahead! If you don’t like it just put it on the stove, reduce it down and put it in a spray bottle. Give yourself a spritz when you leave the house. Victoria secret got nothing on this one :)

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momo

They seriously do just want to give it away. My replacement tea a week after an order arrived came w/3 more sample packs, and this one was a repeat! I gave the second one to a friend…I’m afraid it might be the first floral tea she’s had so I’m worried about what will come of it haha.

JustJames

samples are always good! i don’t much do david’s, but tea samples are nice! i have some coming from steap shoppe.

Stephanie

I am curious about this one too, since it is on special, but I don’t live close enough to a David’s to easily get samples :/

Nxtdoor

Stephanie, find your neighbour’s rose bush and steal a bud or a bloomed one. Chew it. Voila, rose congou green!

momo

LOL don’t even chase it with green tea, it’s that bad? now I’m even more afraid to try it and I do like florals… but now I’m having flashbacks to one of DT’s jasmine teas…bleh!

Nxtdoor

Snce you have a sample, momo, go ahead! If you don’t like it just put it on the stove, reduce it down and put it in a spray bottle. Give yourself a spritz when you leave the house. Victoria secret got nothing on this one :)

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Im a fairly recent follower of the loose leaf tea drinking cult. March 2013 to be exact. Never been much into tea before. Growing up in Romania, tea was something mom made for you when you were sick. As an adult, my hot beverage of choice has been coffee, both flavoured and regular. I’ve recently stumbled upon Teavana and DAVIDs TEA and quickly got addicted to the latter. Then came steepster and all else followed.

Formerly a mathematician and insurance adjuster, I gave up the corporate world and am now a professional chef. I drink wine and sometimes cheat on it with tea.

I prefer flavoured teas. It’s probably the newbie in me. I just don’t get cravings for a straight black tea. If I end up having one, I drop in a slice of lemon and artificial rum flavouring (ugh, what moron admits to this?). A black tea fixed this way reminds me of skating at an outdoor rink as a young one, with a thermos full of tea made just as I described..

Im learning so I drink them all. everything! Am even introducing myself to pu’erh. So far I can do fine with the sheng cause frankly, they don’t taste like pu’erh to me. The shou is another story.

NOTE: The virtual cupboard does NOT contain any of the samples I hold since most of them are one-cup quantity. Home improvements, mortgage, travel, wine and food have budget priority over tea.

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