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China Black Tea With Rose Loose Leaf

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Edit tea info Last updated by seule771
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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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  • “This tea was given to me from a former college professor. I was very surprised to receive a full tin of tea. The tin is very lovely, I plan to keep it once finished, but not for a long while since...” Read full tasting note
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    seule771 600 tasting notes
  • “I picked this one up at my nearest Asian grocery. I envisioned myself sipping this in the afternnon while wearing a flowery hat in a sunny garden. Plus, the tin was totally adorable, and the price...” Read full tasting note
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    Jillif 11 tasting notes
  • “I recently bought a tin of this, but it must have been old stock - I didn't smell or taste any rose, it was just kind of a flat black tea. The smell was so absent that I almost thought "Rose" was...” Read full tasting note
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    cme314 5 tasting notes

From Golden Dragon

-A traditional China Black Tea – Rose red tea, a tradition in southern China.
-The tea is very smooth and round, with delicious rose fragrance and sweetness.

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6 Tasting Notes

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600 tasting notes

This tea was given to me from a former college professor. I was very surprised to receive a full tin of tea. The tin is very lovely, I plan to keep it once finished, but not for a long while since I cannot drink the tea as fast.

Having placed 1 tsp of tea leaves for every 8oz (1 cup) of water
Bringing the water to full boil and left to steep for the first steep for 3 minutes.

I note the color of the liquor in the cup is a reddish brown
The leaves prior to boiling were black and finely curled, are now full leaves and still retaining their color black. I was able to get three steeps out the leaves and they still remain black.

In tasting this tea, it is not bitter but more sugary and round. I want to say almost malt like even with a slight floral undertone.

Overall: this is a very smooth tasting tea; reminds me of The London Cuppa tea I continue to enjoy in between tea samplings; thus making this tea like a Darjeeling perhaps.

It is nice knowing that there is plenty more of this tea for me to enjoy and experience; many thanks to my former college professor.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
seule771

I mentioned that I would keep the tin from this tea and I found on Etsy.com a similar tin depicting a clock.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/75305361/oolong-tea-tin-clock?

There is talent everywhere. I am sorry I lack initiative and the likes for making money or to accept money. Most don’t care where it comes from. Sorry, t’is tea clock I am discussing.

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I picked this one up at my nearest Asian grocery. I envisioned myself sipping this in the afternnon while wearing a flowery hat in a sunny garden. Plus, the tin was totally adorable, and the price was very reasonable, considering its 1/2 pound size.

Opening it rushed an almost overwhelming scent of rose deep into my nasal cavities. I worried that the taste would be too perfumey.

After brewing, however, the taste was more subdued than the scent had led me to believe. The smell, once brewed, is enchanting and light. The color is (ha,ha) a rosy brown. Drinking it plain did prove a bit too astringent, but the addition of a teaspoon of sugar enhanced the already present sweetness and rounded it out. After the second steeping, I added milk, and that worked out, to my surprise.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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I recently bought a tin of this, but it must have been old stock – I didn’t smell or taste any rose, it was just kind of a flat black tea. The smell was so absent that I almost thought “Rose” was actually part of the brand name. I’ve since found a black rose tea that I really like, but it’s not nearly as cheap as this was (around $5 for the tin!) Because of the positive reviews here I’ll give it another try – maybe it’ll be better if I use tea that’s buried deeper in the tin, haha

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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