From experience, Whittard’s rose teas tend to lack something… rose flavour. There’s one rose tea by Demmers Teahouse which is unspeakably amazing, though, but I’ve not had any good rose tea in between the two! So this is a try of the next tea up from English Rose.
The scent is appropriately… black with a strong hint of rose. A good start, because I’m getting a little tired of teas with only a weak flavour in them from this company! And, yes, the rose is definitely noticeable in this one! Not in any overwhelmingly perfumey way, just a “hello! I’m flowery!” in the cup. There’s a nicely sweet lingering aftertaste too which in itself seems slightly more floral than the first taste on the tongue. It’s a little dry, but good… Seems like it might go well with a hint of honey!