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!!!