Oh, this is a classy classy rose congou. I was comparing it with my random generic rose tea from this old tea (coffee actually) shop and this is so different.
Not that the generic tea is bad, it´s actually pretty good (and the 100 grams I bought before this one were excellent, though this latest batch is not as good as the one before. They deny being a different tea, maybe it was due to freshness or being crushed or just differences with the blender. The problem with “generic” teas), and large enough leaf. But this is quite different – less roses, and a different rose smell. The generic tea is more full of rose petals (pretty but adding very little to flavour) and is richer in aromatic oils (oil can became bitter and just cloying). The generic tea is more one-note rosy. This tea is a different, more varied rose smell, its leaves are a smidgeon bigger and plumper. It smells just as intense, though different in the package and brews much more subtle and much smoother. A very classy tea, if that description makes sense to anybody but me.
Notes – it is of course a rose tea. I usually find rose teas sort of fruity to my nose, maybe in this case it reminds me a tiny bit of grapes.