This is one of four teas I received for my birthday from Nordiska Kompaniet (http://www.nk.se/en/nk-stockholm/). They all came with really pretty tins; I’ll have to eventually get pictures of everything since NK doesn’t seem to have their teas listed on their website. Strangely, since they seem to market themselves as having a quality tea selection, there are no brewing instructions on any of the tea envelopes.
Dry, the tea looks beautiful with the pink rose petals, saffron and bits of candied papaya. After brewing for 2 minutes, there is a strong scent of rose. It tastes mostly like spiced orange flavored green tea, though there is a hint of vanilla at the end. This is an excellent flavored tea for the wintertime, and especially today, as it finally snowed last night!
I just did a second infusion for the same amount of time and it came out great! The flavors seemed more balanced and there was less rose scent (which I’m not a huge fan of). The green tea and vanilla were both more prominent.