I have a soft spot for roses. Sure, they’re the stereotypical favorite flower of the female species, but there’s a good reason for that. Because nothing quite beats the look and smell of a rose. That being said, it’s no surprise that I was a little giddy when opening this sample. It smells pretty! There are actual roses in there! It almost feels wrong to drink it.
I skimmed over other reviews here and some complain that it’s more rose than tea. This is fine by me. I can sacrifice the black tea taste for a little bit of femininity, something that makes me feel like I should be sitting in my parlour in Victorian England donning a hoop skirt. (Okay fine. I’m more feminine than I admit to.) This tea actually tastes pretty. It’s kind of sweet, and not too heavy. Of course, the fact I didn’t steep it quite as long as suggested helps in that, too.
In short: I like it. I probably won’t go out and buy it on its own, but I certainly wouldn’t pass it up if offered.