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drank English Rose by DAVIDsTEA
134 tasting notes

I have wanted to purchase this tea for quite some time. Earlier in 2013, I went to go purchase it and include it in my order to put my order over the 50.00 when I realised I couldn’t find it. I called DT customer service only to be told it had gone on web special and was gone. Discontinued… cast away in the wind.

I had never been partial to rose tea previously, but I do love it and it sends me back to a time almost Downton Abbey-esque, where gloves were required and bone china was a necessity. Not to mention that the blend itself was just so darn pretty. When I noticed it on Boxing Day web specials, I had to have it.

I have already drank this once, but it was amidst having the terrible cold I am just finally recovering from. Today I decided to brew it.

At first sniff: Indeed, this smells of sweet summer roses. The chocolate is an after note, but a very nice touch indeed. It doesn’t hover into the realm of potpourri or offensive perfumes and eau du toilettes, which is always a plus in my eyes. The chocolate brings out the sweet note in the rose aroma as well.

At first steep: The smell translates exactly as it smells dry. I added some cream and sugar to this brew and it enhances the notes of rose and chocolate beautifully. I feel I should be wearing a big “My Fair Lady” hat and reciting “The Rain and Spain” or some other sort of small talk. Simply delicious and one of my favourite DavidsTea. It is such a shame they have discontinued it, but at least I have 250g to enjoy. J’adore!!!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
keychange

Allow me to recommend rose scented by Harney & Sons. Also an excellent rose tea, great with cream and sugar.

Tuscanteal

Oh lala, more rose teas!!! When I finally put in my H&S order, it will make it into my shopping cart for sure :)

keychange

great! It’s really something else. Perhaps due to the sort of smoky base tea.

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keychange

Allow me to recommend rose scented by Harney & Sons. Also an excellent rose tea, great with cream and sugar.

Tuscanteal

Oh lala, more rose teas!!! When I finally put in my H&S order, it will make it into my shopping cart for sure :)

keychange

great! It’s really something else. Perhaps due to the sort of smoky base tea.

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My passion for tea started at a very young age, thanks to my grandmothers beautiful china tea cup collection. I use to brew Tetley’s or whatever version of Orange Pekoe she had in the cupboard and pick out my favourite tea cup to use. It wasn’t until I was in my late teens that I really started to develop a passion for it. My town had the Urban Tea Merchant and it was there I was exposed to high tea and the very fancy Mariage Freres brand. When they switched over to The O Dor, my girlfriend and I found salvation in going for a lovely cup of tea and decompress with some tea scones.

It has since become an obsession. I have a tea cupboard, filled with a very large variety of teas. I also use the Breville Tea Maker to make my tea. I favour black teas, with a close second being North African Mint Green Tea. Because I have the luxury of working from home, I get to enjoy a wonderful cup of tea every morning, and the journey resets daily.

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