I got this tea today at a Pagan Pride festival. It is black tea infused with roses; a combination that I have always wanted to try. It is also my second loose leaf tea, so that means that I get to use my tea ball.
Drank hot. The dry leaves smell so good. It smells like a rosebush with a light undertone of plain tea. The liquor is a golden amber color and it is pretty. I found it interesting that when I steeped the tea, the flowers opened up and were a pale pink color after they were done brewing. It was interesting.
I only did one infusion of this tea because I’m not sure how well it will stand up to steeping. It tasted really light and delicate. Almost too delicate right now. I didn’t really taste any hint of anything. Maybe a little sweetness. It was not bitter at all. Even the last swallow wasn’t really bitter. It was nice. I am so glad that this will make about 10-14 cups because I will have to make this again before rating it. I never had rose, so I want to make sure that I have time to taste all of the complexities of the cup before saying how much I like it.
I also saw the season finale of Dr Who tonight. No spoilers, but OMG! I can’t wait until the next season!