I’ve been having trouble getting a perfect cup out of my orders from DavidsTea (I’m a loose leaf newbie), so I decided to experiment with one of the samples that came along with my purchase. At first sip, I thought I’d steeped it for way too long — it seemed really bitter — but after adding a little soy milk and sugar, the flavor really mellowed and became quite delicious. I can’t say I taste the rose at all (maybe that’s just my tiny batch, though). The key flavors are the strawberry and dark chocolate, which really meld together very nicely. On second steep, the flavor is much less intense but still pretty tasty. If I buy from DavidsTea again, this will definitely be on my purchase list.
One note: unlike a lot of their teas, this one recommends 1.5 tbs of tea as opposed to 1.5 tsp, so you’re not going to get as much bang for your buck with Love Tea #7. I think it’s worth it, though.