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Awhile ago, the gracious Ashmanra gave me a lovely Twinings Rose blend tea.
I adored it.
So, I ordered this tea.
The first time I tried it I was both surprised and slightly disappointed.
I am assuming that the Twinings tea has some added flavoring.
This tea does not.
Which results in it not having that high rose perfume-y odor and taste.
(which tasted like drinking a rose garden on a summer afternoon)
This tea is different.
Its lightly floral with a hint of spice.
It is certainly good quality black tea, with a bit brightness.
For some reason this tea makes me think of the Dowager Countess.
I am not sure why, her name is Violet after all, not Rose.
But, the character of this tea really reminds me of her.
Always ladylike, bright, and a bit of spice and like the grand lady herself…I was not sure if I liked it at first, but it grew on me.
I think I would still like to find a more floral (perfume-y?) rose tea.
But, I will enjoy this while I have it.

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ashmanra

Harmed and Sons is definitely more floral and is a great mix in with other teas!

Hesper June

I was looking at that the other day and wondering.
Will have to order that when this tin gets a little lower:)

CHAroma

China Rose Tea OP by ESP Emporium is really lovely too.

Hesper June

Writing that down.
I have H&S’s on the way, so if it does not meet my expectations, then I will give that one a go:)

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ashmanra

Harmed and Sons is definitely more floral and is a great mix in with other teas!

Hesper June

I was looking at that the other day and wondering.
Will have to order that when this tin gets a little lower:)

CHAroma

China Rose Tea OP by ESP Emporium is really lovely too.

Hesper June

Writing that down.
I have H&S’s on the way, so if it does not meet my expectations, then I will give that one a go:)

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A Farmer’s Wife who drinks her tea to forget the din of the world.
Love all tea, from black to herbal concoctions.
Usually start my day with black tea and then move on to Oolong or Green in the afternoon, then finish the day with a tisane.
Loose Leaf teas are my preference, I say “Free the Leaves!” :)
When I am not drinking tea, I enjoy knitting, baking, reading, playing with one of our rescue animals or working along side my husband on our farm.

My rating system is rather relaxed:
50’s or under- Um, is this tea or did I get this from the slop bucket?
60’s- Not really my thing, certainly will not be purchasing again.
70’s- I will give this tea a few more tries to see if it grows on me , right now it is okay but not thrilling me.
80’s- Like this tea a lot. It might be a tea that I have to be in a certain mood for and therefore not a daily drinker, but try to have on hand for those “moods”
90’s and higher- ADORE! Will never be without!

I most always drink my tea plain.
No sweeteners or milk/cream.

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Idaho

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