drank Rose Tea by Lupicia
31 tasting notes

When I went to Hawaii in April I stumbled across the most amazing tea store. I walked in, tried a sample, and walked out with $30 worth of fantastic, beautiful loose-leaf tea. This was one of them. I’d never tried anything with rose petals in it before and I admit I was regretting the purchase almost immediately. I was on the phone with a friend that night who assured me that rose tea is great so I went back and got a bag for her before the end of my trip.
Then I forgot about the tea until I was cleaning out the little cabinet I use for teas tonight and saw it had slipped behind a box of tazo passion. So I opened it and decided it was about time to give it a try. The smell upon opening the bag was furiously strong but has since lessened in intensity and is very pleasant. While it brewed the smell was unusually faint so I let it steep for up to 7 minutes. It smelled great by then. The taste is not as strong as I expected but fortunately, this is a good thing, considering I don’t know how well I’d react to a stronger rose flavor. It’s not my favorite tea and it doesn’t rank in my top tea, but it is nice. I think this is a nice tea to try if you haven’t tried rose tea before but it’s not overbearing and it’s almost impossible to over steep.

205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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I’m a 22 year old city girl who loves the hustle and bustle of urban life but like everybody else, I just want to come home at the end of the day and curl up with my dog, my tea, and a good book.
I’ve never cared much for coffee, but got into tea after a visit to Lupicia in Hawaii. What started off as a small box set of souvenir tea has turned into monthly tea shopping trips to local tea shops and a cabinet in the pantry just for tea!


Toronto, Canada

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