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Thanks to ashmanra for sending me a sample of this so I could face my fear of roses in tea.

Since this was in a sachet, I can’t say much about the tea prior to steeping. Once prepared, the fragrance was of vanilla, carrot and banana, with the faintest floral note. I may be carrying the wedding metaphor too far, but the overall aroma can be summarized as clean linen.

The tea was pale amber in color. The taste was on the grassy, vegetative side with a slight astringency- but no rose. (Yeah!) While it’s a blend, everything is so well balanced that it doesn’t come off as noticeably “flavored.”

The ingredients list includes coconut and almond, but these didn’t present themselves until the cup cooled. However, they lingered providing a pleasant aftertaste.

This may turn out to be one of my favorite H & S teas. (Which would figure since I just placed a large order and didn’t include this one.) I hope they keep it around past the Royal Wedding this weekend!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec
ashmanra

Glad you liked it, Paul! I laughed when I read “carrot and banana.” I’m afraid I didn’t pick those up but I will definitely look for them next time I drink this! I may not be afraid of roses, but I did have a slight fear of the coconut since I am not a big fan, but I liked Bangkok by Harney and it has coconut flavor, so I gave this one a chance! As it turns out, the coconut was what I tasted most but I liked it very much. Maybe I am beginning to LIKE coconut!

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

I ordered this a few days ago can’t wait to see how I like it. :-)

Paul M Tracy

White teas always have this level of complexity for me that I have a difficult time describing. It was a soft, starchy, vegetative and subtly sweet fragrance…carrot and banana was as close as I could get. I like coconut and didn’t even pick that up until I was half-way through the cup. It was really good though!

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ashmanra

Glad you liked it, Paul! I laughed when I read “carrot and banana.” I’m afraid I didn’t pick those up but I will definitely look for them next time I drink this! I may not be afraid of roses, but I did have a slight fear of the coconut since I am not a big fan, but I liked Bangkok by Harney and it has coconut flavor, so I gave this one a chance! As it turns out, the coconut was what I tasted most but I liked it very much. Maybe I am beginning to LIKE coconut!

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

I ordered this a few days ago can’t wait to see how I like it. :-)

Paul M Tracy

White teas always have this level of complexity for me that I have a difficult time describing. It was a soft, starchy, vegetative and subtly sweet fragrance…carrot and banana was as close as I could get. I like coconut and didn’t even pick that up until I was half-way through the cup. It was really good though!

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