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.