I sometimes make a cup of this just for the wonderful scent it provides. It reminds me of the soft tea rose soap my English grandmother kept. Very nostalgic and sweet. I’m not always easily sold into drinking a white tea, but I am glad I gave this one a try. This is a bit strong for a white in my opinion, so I steep it for a shorter time- I like it best with a little cane sugar and a milder flavor. The rose becomes overshadowed by the tea’s tannins and transforms from a fresh rose into a dried potpourri if steeped too long. Maybe that’s desirable to some, but I want a clean, fresh spring feel from this tea and that’s how I make it!
2 Tasting Notes
A pretty lavender aroma balanced by a tasty blend of teas. I’m admittedly fond of both earl greys and floral teas, so I expected to like this one. Well, I do! I would recommend it to anyone who likes their earl grey without milk, as the sweetness of the lavender rounds out the bergamot. On occasion when I do want a little milk in it, I find it is best complimented by almond milk – something magical happens between the almond and the lavender… Overall this is a happy, comforting tea that I find myself craving in the colder months of the year.