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drank Amandine Rose by Teavana
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What a tough week. It crept up to me out of nowhere and pounced. I found a puddle of blood on the floor on Tuesday morning. I was really worried and figured that my dogs had somehow gotten hurt. After thorough inspection I determined that my dogs were fine, I cleaned up and went to work. The next morning I saw my oldest dog peeing blood. I freaked out and took her to the vet. After a quick ultrasound, bladder stones were confirmed. Scheduled for surgery on Thursday. Thankfully surgery went well and my Sencha is now home recovering.

After taking the puppy (my other dog) out for a walk this morning, I am determined to lounge around all day with Sencha drinking tea and making sure she is feeling OK. It has been a terrifying experience, and I am glad it is almost over.

I bought this tea on my last trip to the US. I love rose flavored things, so I figured that this I would love. It smelled pretty good, so I figured I would have to give in to buying the minimum 2oz (!!!) to taste it.

The leaves are decently sized and are decorated with almond slivers and bright orange-red safflowers. I didn’t see any of the candied violets it claims to have, but they were probably hidden in there somewhere. The scent of the dry leaves was a light almondy dough. I got a sweetness note and a hint of cinnamon but sadly no rose.

The brewed tea was a nice orange brown that smelled a lot like plain flavored macaroons (the french kind). The taste was smooth and doughy, almost like eating almond cookie dough raw (yes… I am guilty of cookie dough eating…). Sweetened a tiny bit of something floral popped up, but nothing that seemed like rose to me. The aftertaste was pleasantly sweet and not overwhelming. Unexciting but overall yummy.

I did like this cup of tea, but I didn’t find the rose I was hoping for in it. I will drink my 2oz happily, but I don’t think I will be back for more.

Now… to go figure out which tea to drink next while lying down beside my beautiful Sencha as she recovers… She is such a sweet little dog that I think something sweet will be had in her honor!

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Auggy

Oh no! Sorry about the puppy with the bladder stones. One of my kitties is recovering from the same surgery as well. Very stressful! I’m glad Sencha is on the road to recovery!

Tamm

:( I hope that Sencha gets feeling better!
I’m really glad you reviewed this because I was wondering about it myself. It doesn’t have cinnamon in it at all does it? That’s what made the almond biscotti so great.

Cheryl

Glad Sencha is doing better! Pets being sick can be so heartbreaking.

teawing

Glad Sencha is better, I scanned this and missed that it was your dog. After slowing down, I saw it was Sencha and not you. regardless, best wishes for a full recovery.
I am thankful our shih tzu is healthy.

ScottTeaMan

Poor puppy, hope Sencha is better soon…….and then YOU will feel better too! :))

Kittenna

Oh wow. I’m SO glad that your dog just had bladder stones, and that it wasn’t something worse. Dealing with sick pets is awful. :(

Ninavampi

Thanks for all of the wonderful messages! : ) It is great to be able to count on everyone here! Thanks for all of the good wishes!

Autumn Hearth

Aww Sencha, hope the pup is one the mend. Just to clarify for everyone Amandine Rose is Almond Biscotti. Teavana was going to update it but supposedly at the last minute the decided the original tasted better, but kept the new name and price increase. So you will find no rose or candied violets just the saffron and almonds. So boo.

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Auggy

Oh no! Sorry about the puppy with the bladder stones. One of my kitties is recovering from the same surgery as well. Very stressful! I’m glad Sencha is on the road to recovery!

Tamm

:( I hope that Sencha gets feeling better!
I’m really glad you reviewed this because I was wondering about it myself. It doesn’t have cinnamon in it at all does it? That’s what made the almond biscotti so great.

Cheryl

Glad Sencha is doing better! Pets being sick can be so heartbreaking.

teawing

Glad Sencha is better, I scanned this and missed that it was your dog. After slowing down, I saw it was Sencha and not you. regardless, best wishes for a full recovery.
I am thankful our shih tzu is healthy.

ScottTeaMan

Poor puppy, hope Sencha is better soon…….and then YOU will feel better too! :))

Kittenna

Oh wow. I’m SO glad that your dog just had bladder stones, and that it wasn’t something worse. Dealing with sick pets is awful. :(

Ninavampi

Thanks for all of the wonderful messages! : ) It is great to be able to count on everyone here! Thanks for all of the good wishes!

Autumn Hearth

Aww Sencha, hope the pup is one the mend. Just to clarify for everyone Amandine Rose is Almond Biscotti. Teavana was going to update it but supposedly at the last minute the decided the original tasted better, but kept the new name and price increase. So you will find no rose or candied violets just the saffron and almonds. So boo.

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I love tea and have since I was a little girl. Once I could buy my own tea, I began to explore and learn about the extensive and delicious world of tea!

Also, love my French Bulldog (named Sencha…) and my tea oblivious boyfriend. I enjoy ice skating (I am a part time coach), reading, writing, baking, running, and lots of sweets!

My favorite teas tend to be on the sweeter side. Both flavored and plain teas are great to me. Currently going through a flavored tea phase. Enjoying it greatly! : )

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