drank Rose Scented by Harney & Sons
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Ah, now this is definitely scratching that rose itch. It has been so long since I’ve had this tea, even longer than the lychee tea I think, because after I finished my sample I still had leftover rose black from another company.

The minute I opened the tin I was reminded of how incredibly rosy this tea is. It smelled like sweet rose candy. What’s kind of amazing is how much the black tea base comes out and holds its own against the strong rose. I am becoming more familiar with Harney’s simple black bases, meaning the ones used in simple flavors like the rose and lychee. These more traditional scented flavors get more traditional Chinese bases, and the quality shows.

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-86: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
85-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.


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