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English Rose

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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  • “Another one picked up last week - it interested me because it brings together rose and vanilla, a mix I wouldn't have otherwise thought about. It also lists a rather vague "fruit aroma" in the...” Read full tasting note
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From Demmers Teehaus

Darjeeling-Ceylon blend with rose blossoms, vanilla pod pieces, and fruit aroma.

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Another one picked up last week – it interested me because it brings together rose and vanilla, a mix I wouldn’t have otherwise thought about. It also lists a rather vague “fruit aroma” in the ingredients list, so I’m not sure what that will do. The dry leaf is dark and smells very fragrant – rose for sure, not much vanilla, but a generous helping of fruitiness too. And as I look at the leaf closely, I can see the rose petals and bits that look a lot like little dried squares of orange peel. This could be interesting!

It really smells good as it steeps, and comes out a medium brown liquor. The flavor profile is floral, very aromatic from the rose petals, with a little bit of juiciness from whatever fruit aromas they’ve used. Very little astringency or bitterness, even without any additives. Once I put a bit of sugar in, it becomes softer and not so perfumed, and with half and half it’s dialed back even more. If I’m going to put additives in a tea, I almost always put both sugar and some sort of dairy product, but I think this is one tea where I’d put sugar only so that I don’t dull the flavors too much. The vanilla never put up much of a fight against the other notes in this tea – too bad! I would have enjoyed more of that flavor.

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Angrboda

I’ve got an English Rose from Whittard of Chelsea and that one is flavoured with jackfruit, which rather surprised me as I was expecting something more rosy and not all that exoctic. Perhaps this fruity addition trend is normal for an English Rose blend…

Adham

Whew – jackfruit is such a strong flavor too – another one I’d not usually think of pairing with rose.

Angrboda

I’ve never had jackfruit before that I know of other than that tea, but yeah it is pretty violent. It was a bit of a disappointment.

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