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drank English Rose by DAVIDsTEA
2030 tasting notes

Well I’m not doing any more sipdowns today, so I decided to go with one of the new teas I brought back from San Francisco. I stopped by one of the DavidsTea locations there specifically to get some of this tea, which I had wanted to try but never remembered to buy at the NYC store before I moved. I have tried a number of rose congous and don’t really need another in my life right now, but the inclusion of white chocolate in this peaked my curiosity.

The dry leaf smells rosy and sweet and a touch creamy, mmm. Steeped it has a lovely rose scent and also a bit almondy, surprisingly… it reminds me of the scent of Teavana’s Amandine Rose. Hmm, interesting! This is like a rose, almond cookie. Not sure where I am getting almond from, but it’s not strong, but the cookie is definitely present for me. And it seems to just be me, but maybe it’s the association with Amandine Rose.

So anyway, I am enjoying this tea quite a bit, but not quite as much as I enjoy a straight rose congou OR Amandine Rose. Also, as typical with DavidsTeas, the black base is boring (more boring than the Teavana one, even). So it won’t be a restock, but I will happily drink up the ounce that I bought.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Kashyap

I don’t know if your a carnivore or not…but I love cooking with tea and I found that rose/black combinations, steeped strong and allowed to cool, make great marinades for chicken. The tea stains the flesh to about a 1/4" depth and the rose flavor is soft and subtle, with a gentle fragrance. When cut the display with the tea stain is neat.

Dinosara

Mm, sounds good to me!

Terri HarpLady

sounds interesting to me too!

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Kashyap

I don’t know if your a carnivore or not…but I love cooking with tea and I found that rose/black combinations, steeped strong and allowed to cool, make great marinades for chicken. The tea stains the flesh to about a 1/4" depth and the rose flavor is soft and subtle, with a gentle fragrance. When cut the display with the tea stain is neat.

Dinosara

Mm, sounds good to me!

Terri HarpLady

sounds interesting to me too!

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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.
89-86: 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
85-80: 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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