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drank Rose Congou by PureAromaTea
325 tasting notes

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 was good, though this latest batch is not the same. 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 filler 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 has a different, more complex, more realistic but just as intense rose smell. Its leaves are also a smidgeon bigger and plumper. It 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 , in this case it reminds me a tiny bit of grapes.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec
Ysaurella

yes I can see perfectly what a classy tea is

Hallieod

I’m so glad you liked it! I was feeling a bit unsure, given the number of amazing French floral blends you have, but figured it would be interesting to try anyway. Made me think of tea roses, rather than other varieties of rose. Ysaurella, I’ll send you some too.

cteresa

Awww, not all french floral blends are amazing (though I admit I am a bit of a francophile when it cames to flavoured or blended tea). This is just lovely by any standards, and the seller site seemed very respectable indeed.

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Ysaurella

yes I can see perfectly what a classy tea is

Hallieod

I’m so glad you liked it! I was feeling a bit unsure, given the number of amazing French floral blends you have, but figured it would be interesting to try anyway. Made me think of tea roses, rather than other varieties of rose. Ysaurella, I’ll send you some too.

cteresa

Awww, not all french floral blends are amazing (though I admit I am a bit of a francophile when it cames to flavoured or blended tea). This is just lovely by any standards, and the seller site seemed very respectable indeed.

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