“One Steepster’s misfortune is another Steepsters Treasure.” – TeaEqualsBliss
I’m going to have to start copyrighting these…lol…
Thanks for your leftovers Jessica!!!
“"One Steepster's misfortune is another Steepsters Treasure." - TeaEqualsBliss I'm going to have to start copyrighting these...lol... Thanks for your leftovers Jessica!!! ” Read full tasting note
“This is my 100th tasting note! Didn’t think I’d get here so soon! Rose Marzipan was one of the teas in my Fire Sale box, and I was thrilled to see it in there. This is a...” Read full tasting note
“Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sharing this discontinued lovely with me! It's probably the one rose tea I can really get behind... mostly because of the candied aspect to it. So tasty and it makes...” Read full tasting note
“This is the third one I am drinking today that I haven't had in a while and I have totally noticed my palette has changed or my memory is off. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the taste of rose and...” Read full tasting note
A wonderfully rich and nutty black tea with sweet candied violet pieces and macadamia nuts, rose buds and petals.
How to Prepare
Use 1 teaspoon of tea per 8oz of water. Heat water to 195-205 degrees and steep for 2-3 minutes. 2oz of tea equals 25-30 teaspoons.
Black tea, candied violet flowers, candied macadamia nuts, pink rose buds and petals, and cracknel bits.
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This is my 100th tasting note! Didn’t think I’d get here so soon!
Rose Marzipan was one of the teas in my Fire Sale box, and I was thrilled to see it in there. This is a discontinued blend, but one I’ve been wanting to try for a while. I’m pretty vocal about my love of rose blends, but I also adore marzipan. When I was a kid my parents used to get me the little fruit-shaped ones for Christmas every year. Actual marzipan seems really hard to get in tea-form, most “marzipan” teas just taste like almond. As a side note, I’d really love a rainbow cookie flavored tea—marzipan, chocolate, raspberry or apricot jam…. I have some in the fridge, and I think I am going to consume them immediately after writing this.
Anyway, back to the actual tea! The dry leaf and brewed tea smell very similar: heavily floral, but the rose is a little different than what I am used to. It’s kind of… sugary, like rose candies. Rose-flavored Turkish Delights! That’s what the smell is. And underneath, there’s heavenly marzipan—not almond, but pure and delicious marzipan. It smells better than it tastes, though it’s still good—it just loses some of those delicious candy notes. It’s mostly rose (sweet, though not as candy-like as the smell) and there’s a definite almond undertone. So close to marzipan, but not quite there! It’s still delicious, though I spend more time sniffing the mug than I did drinking it! Overall very pleasing, mostly because it appeals to some of my favorite tastes. I want to try the blend that replaced this now, though I’ve heard it’s not quite as good.
This is the third one I am drinking today that I haven’t had in a while and I have totally noticed my palette has changed or my memory is off. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the taste of rose and mariapan. It was a sweet and relaxing treat. This is discontinued and I only have a bit left, fortunately it is still good. Yay for good storage.
This is the last time I’ll be logging this tea. I found a wee bit I had stashed away after the discontinuation. :( I opened the container and was hit with the lovely perfumey scent of the candied rose, and couldn’t help but sigh. This is my absolute favorite tea, and I’ve yet to find a good replacement for it. I’ve even been considering buying a rose tea and trying to supplement it with my own candied flowers.
The scent after brewing it just as sweet, but not as powerful as it was when dry. The tea itself is quite sweet on it’s own, but I love adding a touch of lavender-infused honey to amp it up a bit. It is a delicate rose flavor that compliments the black tea well.
It isn’t a complex tea, or anything super special. It was definitely one of my favorites, though, and it’s discontinuation adds to the bitterness I feel towards Teavana’s fruit-takeover. I seriously feel like they’re purposefully getting rid of the non-fruity teas sometimes.
This tea has a very strong rose taste with background notes of marzipan. The black tea is smooth and not bitter. However the rose is overwhelming to me, perhaps just too much for my taste… I would have liked more of a marzipan taste with a hint of rose, but to each their own! If you like rose this is a plus for you, I actually have about 1.5oz of this tea left that I am looking to swap with someone if they’re interested.
Tea for today was the (now discontinued) Roze Marzipan. 1tsp tea, few kernels sugar. The tea smelled absolutely delicious, but the rose was overpowering. I could smell the marzipan, but couldn’t taste it at all. The person that sold me the tea said her favorite part of the tea was the candied lavender pieces, and that she would spend all day in the store just picking out the lavender and eating them. She gave my friend and I each a piece and took one for herself. No wonder I didn’t get any lavender in my bag! I think the candied lavender would have really helped the flavor of the tea. I’m going to try to brew this for only a few minutes (as opposed to keeping it in the tumbler), add a little more sugar (I was told the lavender would naturally sweeten the tea, but seeing as how I didn’t get any…), and decant into a regular cup. Let’s see how that works.