This tea engages you when you first open the tin. The mixture of the tea leaves and rose buds is visually enticing. The aroma as you steep this tea has the floral notes of rose water which is to be expected. However, that same rose flavor is a little over powering when drinking the tea. That is not to say it is unpleasant and if you like floral teas then this is definitely one to try. I haven’t given up on this one, but I believe it may be too floral for my tastes.