Augh! I’m on my last pot of this tea and I need more. This is a reliably delicious tea that holds up to at least 4 steepings, still giving beautiful color and excellent flavor, though milder by the 3rd and 4th time through. It doesn’t hit you over the head with the rose too much, doesn’t muck it up with any other flavors. It’s truly one of my “staple” teas and I buy it loose leaf from the gigantic cans at the Ten Ren in New York Chinatown. I’m tempted to try some other rose teas just to compare, but now that I’m out of this one, I need to restock ASAP!
Rose Black Tea is made from Black Tea which has been scented with rose petals. When brewed this tea has a reddish-brown hue. Its taste and aroma is malt sugar-like with a light rose and floral undertone. The aftertaste is nice and clean The water used to steep this tea should be at the boiling point, 212°F (100°C). Use about 2 teaspoons (3 grams) of tea leaves for about every 5 ounces (150 milliliters) of water. A steeping time of about 3-5 minutes with more or less time is recommended depending on the desired concentration. Net tea weight 4 ounces and shipping weight 0.28 lb