At first, Rosegarden by the Bayswater Tea Company looks like a rather ordinary black tea with its familiar murky dark brown. But sniff it and get immediately transported to some magic carnival ride through a cloud of cotton candy.

It smells as if a rose and a watermelon had an unholy love child which in turn was used to flavor the latest line of Jolly Rancher candies. The taste, however, doesn’t live up to the aroma. There’s a subtle citrus note at the first steep which loses its potency in subsequent steeps when a hint of an astringent tang starts creeping in.

Recommended for: lovers of fair food
Brewing suggestions: boiling water/1 teaspoon per 1 cup water/steep 5 min

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I’m a microbiologist who writes fiction in my spare time.

I prefer oolong and green teas. However, I consider myself a bit of a novice so I’m willing to try anything at least once.





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