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This tea came to me courtesy of JacquelineM! Thank you!

I had this today in a side by side tasting with Harney’s Rose Scented. The results were unexpected for me as I thought I would prefer one over the other. I didn’t anticipate the bases of these teas being so different.

First, the rose scent and flavor is lighter in this one, though it isn’t overly heavy in the Harney offering. The tea base is a bit stronger, and I think that made this one take milk and sugar better than the Harney one, which I liked best plain. I expect that the Tuesday tea party attendees, who always add both milk and sugar to their tea, will like this one best, and the Wednesday guest who never ever adds sugar and only very rarely milk will like the Harney one best! As the Upton cup cools I can taste the rose a little more and it seems to get sweeter. Very good tea!

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205 °F / 96 °C
SimplyJenW

Thank you so much for doing the comparison! I have not tried the Harney one, but I adore the Upton.

ashmanra

I am sloshing after two 20 ounce pots! Thankfully, one daughter shared a bit of it, so I didn’t drink it ALL by myself! :)

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SimplyJenW

Thank you so much for doing the comparison! I have not tried the Harney one, but I adore the Upton.

ashmanra

I am sloshing after two 20 ounce pots! Thankfully, one daughter shared a bit of it, so I didn’t drink it ALL by myself! :)

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about four years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens.

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