English Rose

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Black Tea
Black Tea, Natural And Artificial Flavouring, Rose Buds, White Chocolate
Chocolate, Rose
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  • “Tea and Mr. Gill A few years ago, a very old man came to my office asking for help… his wife Yollanda of 62 years had just past away and he needed help to sort her financial affairs… I remember him...” Read full tasting note
  • “Well I’m not doing any more sipdowns today, so I decided to go with one of the new teas I brought back from San Francisco. I stopped by one of the DavidsTea locations there specifically to get some...” Read full tasting note
  • “I love rose teas. I mean, I really love them—if push came to shove, I’d probably pick rose as the one flavor to have every day. Not that I’ll ever be in a situation where that will happen, but...” Read full tasting note
  • “Anticipating ickiness, I am trying this tea because I want to leave it for my mom and not feel like I missed out on trying something! Even though I know I’m unlikely to like it, since it smells...” Read full tasting note


Rose to the occasion

Rose-scented teas are seriously steeped in tradition. Popular in China for hundreds of years, they’ve also been central to English teatime since the Victorian era. Our version combines black tea from Sri Lanka with pretty pink rosebuds and creamy white chocolate curls. Floral, sweet and delicate, it’s an elegant choice for any tea party – whether it’s an afternoon break at the office or high tea with the Queen. We love it with shortbread cookies or a hot buttered scone. Cheers! (MK Kosher Dairy)

Ingredients: Black tea, white chocolate pieces, rosebuds, natural and artificial flavouring*.

Allergens: Soy and dairy

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358 tasting notes

I am so happy to sit quietly this morning and enjoy this sample from whatshesaid. A normal appointment for backing up my laptop at the Apple store on Monday led to a big problem being discovered, and me spending pretty much all day yesterday at the Apple store trying to have it fixed. It was something to do with my iPhoto, and I really really love my pictures. Luckily all seems to have been saved, but I was up until the late hours trying to reorganize everything when I got home. Whew!

I LOVE rose teas. Like could drink them all day, every day love them! This one sounded so promising with the addition of white chocolate that I have been wanting to try it for awhile. The dry leaves have that perfumey rose smell mixed in with sweet white chocolate. I noticed a really lovely rose scent filling the air while the tea was steeping. The flavor is sweet and malty with a nice rose finish. And a wonderful perfumey aftertaste. The tea was just a little bitter, so I would probably drop my original brewing time down to 4 minutes from the 4.5 I originally tried. I added a little milk and sweetener and this tea is just perfect! Thank you, whatshesaid!

-Dry blend has medium black tea leaves, rose buds and pieces of white chocolate.
-Dry leaves smell like perfumey rose and white chocolate. Tea liquor aroma is of toasty rose.
-Tea liquor is a cloudy dark brown color.
-Sweet and malty black tea flavor with a rose finish. Lingering perfumey aftertaste.
-Best with milk and sweetener.
-Very good tea. Sweet creamy rose flavor.

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ohfancythat (whatshesaid)

YAY I’m so glad you loved it! It’s really good. It’s the first rose tea (first floral tea period) I’ve ever had and it set the bar really high. Nothing has matched it so far! Must be the chocolate, I’ve never encountered something that couldn’t be improved by adding chocolate ;)

Josie Jade

Me too, it was so good! I will have to send you some of the Columbia Rose that I have left, it is my favorite rose tea by far! This came close, though!

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603 tasting notes

I wanted to choose something special for my Valentine’s Day cup of tea. This one seemed very appropriate with the white chocolate curls and roses. I’m watching the snow fall after just making a big batch of chocolate chip cookies.. and have now cozied up to write this note.

The dry leaf reminds me of my childhood. I’m really not sure why, but I think it has to do with those plastic dolls/toys that were supposed to smell like roses or flowers. It’s not that it’s artificial, but just that it’s very ROSE scented. It brews up a very dark & mysterious liquor.

Sipping… I’m actually surprised by how much I like this tea. The strongest flavor is the rose, but it’s very gentle and smooth. Some rose teas are too strong, too much like the flowers were just picked and their very souls were concentrated. This one is nice and sweet and actually offers a nice balance between rose and black tea by the end of the sip. It’s quite astringent at the end, but I think this could be fixed with some sugar or maybe some milk. I’m disappointed that I can’t pick up on the white chocolate at all. It’s almost like those curls were never there. I wish that I could bring out the white chocolate more as it would be a lovely addition to this romantic blend.

I couldn’t have picked a better tea for today. It has everything a Valentine’s Day cup of tea should have. I will be picking more of this up in the future when I’ve worked my way through more of my tea collection.

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582 tasting notes

1.5 tsp for 350 mL (I think) water. Made for me at a DavidsTea store. Steeped 5 minutes. Drunk bare.

First off, do not steep this tea as long as 5 minutes. I got stuck in a lineup behind someone buying those scratch lottery tickets. I should have hurried him along by slapping my wet teabag upside his face.

Oh, what a lovely rose black tea. Everything balances well. You can handily taste the black team which is pretty mellow — Chinese, I’m guessing — with a very subtle toast finish. I would hvbe liked this better steeped at 3 or 4 minutes; after 5, things get bitter and soapy. But I’ll put up with a lot for roses.

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I have been lurking this site for about a year. All your reviews helped me on my own tea journey. I currently have 22 teas spread over two drawers in my work cabinet. A few more at home and 4 coming in the mail which I can’t wait for.

That being said I had to put my review up for English Rose because I do not think it deserves such a low score. I think it is great as a hot tea. The white chocolate just brings out the rose flavour so much. It is very much a comfort tea with its sweet aroma and taste.

I drink all my teas plain with no additions. I think this tea is fine to drink that way. However I would imagine adding cream would make it even more rich.

I had only bought 25g to start but I have been having at least two cups a day and running low so I will be buying a 100g tin today.

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Melissa Lowry

I bought this tea today solely based on smell and because the girl recommended it. I’m not a huge flowery tea drinker but I can’t wait to try it! I also got 25g to start.


I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! I am sipping on a cup as I type this. I am not normally one for flowery teas either but this one really hits the spot.

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289 tasting notes

Dry Leaf Nose: Black tea and roses.

Liquor: Rose-gold colour with a very rosy aroma.

Flavour: Black tea supports the rose, while the white chocolate curls carry the flavour for a sweet lingering aftertaste.


This sounds great!!!!

Oolong Owl

oh man, i love white chocolate in tea… I need to try this

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237 tasting notes

Ever since DT introduced me to All The Raj I’ve loved rose floral scents and flavors in my tea…

English Rose is one of DT’s new black teas and it makes my mouth water just smelling it.The Rose makes up the majority of the aroma and that’s fine with me..but it’s backbone is entirely black tea with a whisper of chocolate.

Once brewed it takes on a gold color and doesn’t seem to smell as lovely as before preparation still rosy but much heavier.

First taste and I’m enchanted.I love the rose and the bit of chocolate..it’s a splendid tea that tastes like it should be a classic tea like any earl grey or Orange Pekoe..an everyday tea.

It’s still a tad bitter but I think with a slight adjustment and a shorter brew time it might just be perfect.

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755 tasting notes

Why oh why did they choose to serve this one iced as a tea of the day? It BEGS to be served hot, with milk and sugar, and with a tea biscuit or scone! Due to the white chocolate and rose, brewed, this tea tastes very much like a Turkish Delight candy…the chocolate with rose scented jelly inside. It’s still a bit too floral for my liking, but if my friends decided to get/make a pot of this to share, I would have some. It is tasty, but not something I’d buy for myself.

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well.. i forgot to take my anti-biotics this morning, so on my little hiatus, i decided to have a nip of tea. I bought this right before i got sick, and didn’t get to dig in. I found out one of the davids near us is an extended flavour store.. so they still carry this blend. I don’t think I had it when it first came out because I was going through an I hate floral tea phase. Well, I actually do like this blend. Its lovely.. I went and bought an oatcake to dunk in it because it is totally a tea and cookies tea… I don’t regret this rebellion whatsoever.

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This tea completes me!

I really enjoy it best with milk! The sweetness of the white chocolate and the roses is so reminiscent of a Turkish Delight! Only without the chewing and sticky teeth after! A really pleasant combination best enjoyed hot though.

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I’ve never even heard of this one! But your description of it (Turkish delight sans the cavities?!) sounds sooo amaaaaazing!!! I really want to try this now! Way to go writing a review that makes me excited to try it! XD

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84 tasting notes

I am a fan of rose teas, and this one is no disappointment. I like how the chocolate softens the rose. I’ll have to order it again in a few months when it is cooler so that I’ll have more non-melted white chocolate pieces in the blend.

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