This is the other sample of a rose black I got from JacquelineM. I was excited about trying this one since the reviews say that it is really heavily rosey, and I do love rose! When I opened the packet the smell of rose hit me hard; this tea isn’t playing around.
Upton’s Rose Congou I had yesterday was a very herbaceous rose flavor, and it shared the stage with the black tea base. The aroma of this one… I could smell it all day. Some people might call it perfumey, but to me it smells exactly like fresh, lovely rose turkish delight. My favorite!
And it tastes pretty much exactly how it smells. With some sugar I think it would taste so much like rose candy I might be convinced I was drinking it liquefied. It’s definitely a sweet rose flavor, but I wouldn’t really say the tea has any natural sweetness per se. There’s a thickness and richness that you get with certain types of florals, and I love it. This is a seriously rose scented tea, and I think it will likely be my go-to rose tea when I feel the need to indulge in tons of ROSE!