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Rose happens to be one of my favorite flavors, especially when it comes to sweets. It is odd, then, that I only have ever tried one straight up rose black tea, though I often choose teas with it in other blends. Happily, JacquelineM was kind enough to send me a small sample of a couple of rose black teas (even though she got them as samples herself!), this being one of them. Thank you!

The aroma of the rose in the brewed tea is what I consider “herby” rose. While that rose sweetness is still there in part, the overall note is more savory, more… well, herby. I have to say, this is one delicious tea! The main part of the sip is really the black tea itself: warm, thick, a hint of peppery spice. The rose floats above it all and lingers in the aftertaste, but it’s not super strong. Just enough to remind you that you are, indeed, drinking a rose tea. Again, not really a sweet rose; this is not a rose flavor that brings to mind rose candies and sweets. I would have thought that this combination would result in a tea that might have not been quite right for me, but I actually really enjoy it.

Get ready to see a couple more rose teas from me in the upcoming days because I’m going to want to try them in rapid succession for comparison!

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JacquelineM

Yes, the word I use for this one is musky. I love the musky/herby rose this one has! I have real, distilled from rose petals (vs. rose oil added) rose water that has that same musky/herby quality. It makes me weak in the knees!

Dinosara

Yeah, musky definitely works as well! It’s a really cool variant on the rose flavor that I hadn’t experienced until recently.

JacquelineM

I wound up having some this afternoon because I started craving it after writing about it :) :) :)

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JacquelineM

Yes, the word I use for this one is musky. I love the musky/herby rose this one has! I have real, distilled from rose petals (vs. rose oil added) rose water that has that same musky/herby quality. It makes me weak in the knees!

Dinosara

Yeah, musky definitely works as well! It’s a really cool variant on the rose flavor that I hadn’t experienced until recently.

JacquelineM

I wound up having some this afternoon because I started craving it after writing about it :) :) :)

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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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