I am absolutely shocked that I haven’t reviewed this yet. This is probably one of my all time favorite teas, I love it so much that I bought a half pound of it with my last Rishi order. Up until I discovered Della Terra I drank this tea every day and have for almost five years now. I’m sad to say that its been over a month since I’ve had a cup and once I realized that, I had to make some for my last cup of the day.
I discovered this tea at a coffee shop in Madison when my husband first moved up here for work and just haven’t been able to get enough of it. I was shocked to find such a gem hidden away in a coffee shop. It really is one of the best rose teas I’ve ever had. Added benefit for me: Rishi is a local company in Milwaukee, WI and I love supporting local businesses whenever I can so Rishi now gets the bulk of my tea orders.
This is a tea that really wants you to follow the brewing guidelines. I’ve been lazy in the past and tried to brew it at 195 since that is the setting on my Zojirushi, but that makes the tea bitter. This is a blend of white and jasmine green tea and it’s very easy scald the tea leaves with water that is too hot.
This isn’t overwhelmingly minty, but you definitely taste the mint first and the rose second, followed up by the jasmine. I normally drink this hot or at room temperature, but this works surprisingly well iced. Another thing I love about it is that I can get 2 and sometimes 3 steeps out of it. The third steep usually ends up pretty mellow, but no less tasty than the first.