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Heeey, sipdown and rose tea! 244 (I discovered somhow steepster removed a Verdant tea from my cupboard that should have been there, so my number didn’t drop this time). This is a sample thanks to Kasumi no Chajin!

You see a lot of rose blacks, and a good amount of rose whites, but not a lot of rose greens, so I was interested in trying this one. This tea has possibly a higher rose petal to leaf ratio than any I’ve ever seen! It basically looks just like the picture. The steeped tea is darker than I expected (almost brown) and is less rosy smelling than expected. It’s certainly got some green floral notes, but not a thick, rich rose. It’s a fresh, grassy rose.

This is definitely a light floral tea, and thus possibly a good option for people who find rose perfumy. This isn’t perfumy at all, and the green tea has some light buttery notes as well as the green vegetal notes that are the main notes. For me, I want more rose, because I always want more rose (except in cases where there cannot possibly be more rose, see: Harney’s Rose Scented). But this is a really nice tea nonetheless.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-85: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
84-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.

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