I received this as a complimentary sample from my Upton Tea order. It fit in well with the other teas of my order- black teas that I was going to try iced. And it was also a tea that I wouldn’t have tried on my own – I’ve not had good experiences with floral teas and it’s hard for me to imagine drinking something you cannot also eat (I mean, you could eat a rose, I guess, but it’s not going to fill you up like, say, a cheesecake :) ).

Anyway, so as I’ve been doing with all my teas, I cold brewed this one for a little less than a day (21 hours seems to be the magic point for me with black teas) and added 3 tsp. of leaf to 3 cups of water in my thinksport bottle.

This is wonderful iced. It’s quite smooth and mild, and the rose presence is just perfect – literally a hint, and nothing more. It accentuates the tea base nicely and makes the tea seem more delicate and less bold than I normally consider black teas to be.

As with all my Upton teas so far, this is great unsweetened. Finally, a floral tea that I like!

Iced 8 min or more

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I have come to the point (as of October 2014) where quality in tea is more important than quantity. Especially because I’m a seasonal tea drinker where hot tea is concerned, and a SLOW one to boot. I generally don’t resteep only because I’d be here all day if I did, though I do break out a gaiwan from time to time.

I adore French teas in practically every iteration, Japanese Sencha (specifically from the Uji region, as they offer the most seaweed flavor), and Dan Cong oolongs. I am trying to focus on plain teas and so companies like Verdant, Upton, and Butiki are on my favorites list.

When it comes to tea, I feel like the 10th Doctor says it best:

“Tea! That’s all I needed! Good cup of tea! Super-heated infusion of free-radicals and tannin, just the thing for healing the synapses. "


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