drank Rose by T2
1024 tasting notes

Ok. Look. I bought a box of this at the T2 Mother’s Day event the other week because I couldn’t resist the plush packaging, and I preferred the sweeter notes of this blend compared to the other two (Fuchsia and Ruby, both far more tart and obnoxious). My friends thought it hilarious that I would choose the most understated, something something my personality something something those jerks. =P


I was going to keep it in the top of the cupboard until I’d gotten through some more open options, but I don’t feel like I have enough caffeine free options available right now, and I love a post-dinner tea but have been having some sleep troubles lately (she types at 2am). Plus there is the fact that I actually received a second box of this (and a storage container, and a pair of teacups and saucers!) as a thank you from the company for filling out some forms to do with them using an Instagram photo of mine in a potential future book they’re publishing. Well, the book’s gone on the back burner for now, but I was quick off the mark getting my form in so thanks via presents was still in order.

So yeah. Long story short, Rose is open and away from the other two blends released in this same promotion I find she is still crazy full of flavour. I get all three—rose, chocolate and fruit. I find chocolate strongest on the nose and fruit strongest on the tongue but all three are in there.

And KikiLibertine is bang on the money about the dry leaf smelling of Baileys. SO WEIRD. And now I want Baileys. It’s been a while… so creamy.


Sounds pretty good!


Definitely one of the better balanced blends I’ve tasted from these guys for a while.

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Sounds pretty good!


Definitely one of the better balanced blends I’ve tasted from these guys for a while.

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Translating my ratings, at a glance:

95 — this must always be in my pantry. forever.
90 — excellent! you need to try this tea!
85 — very good! you should try this tea!
80-70 — I enjoyed this and will happily drink it again.
65-50 — Fine. Unremarkable.
45-35 — this wasn’t the worst drink ever but I was disappointed; it didn’t live up to my expectations at all.
30-0 — I didn’t enjoy this tea and that makes me sad.


Grandad got me started young, white (a LOT of white) Irish breakfast with two.

I never strayed far from that until the world of T2 Tea came to Brisbane some years ago, and now I don’t know what I’d do without a pantry full of tea options.

These days I prefer to drink my teas straight without sweetener (though I appreciate some black variations shine better with milk and/or a dash of honey/sugar). I also love a speedy iced tea (hot brewed then poured over ice), and my latest obsession is cold brewing (which doesn’t make a lot of sense, as Australia is headed into winter and I live in the coldest corner of the country, but oh well).

I’d love to make a bunch of tea friends on here, especially those who can talk Aussie teas with me. I’ve recently come back from a jaunt to North America and it was a real hoot to hit up DAVIDsTEA after reading so many reviews! I wish I’d had the chance to get to more stores… but I’m happy with what I got back past customs. See those teas and my local jams in my reviews.

+ black teas
+ white teas
+ oolongs
+ flavoured versions of all three of the above
+ herbal infusions and fruit tisanes

+ most green teas
+ LICORICE ROOT (my sworn enemy) and aniseed flavours


Hobart, Australia



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