I’ve been working on a tin of this tea off and on for a little over 2 months, but I’m only now getting around to posting this review. To be honest, I knew that I would be posting a positive review of this tea, but couldn’t decide on a numerical rating to assign to it. Now that I have finally figured out how I would rate this tea, I can get on with the business of properly reviewing it.
I prepared this tea using a one step Western infusion process. I steeped 1 teaspoon of loose tea leaves in 8 ounces of 212 F water for 5 minutes. Obviously, no additional infusions were attempted.
Prior to infusion, this tea presented a lovely aroma of rose. To me, the scent seemed very natural and very fresh. In the mouth, this tea was all about the floral quality, with a big rose flavor present from the entry to the finish. After really trying to find some other flavors in this tea, I was just barely able to detect fleeting impressions of cream, toast, malt, and cocoa, but really, this tea was all about the aroma and flavor of rose.
I greatly enjoyed this tea. It was not deep, complex, or subtle, but it was very approachable and very easy to drink. Admittedly, it’s kind of a one-trick pony, but I think that is by design. This tea seems to exist to showcase the aroma and flavor of rose, and well, it does that brilliantly. Still, I do not think I would ever want to order another 4 ounce tin of it-I could see myself buying a sample or two instead. It does what it does very well, and I think that people who are extremely interested in floral blends would absolutely love it, but I am also not often in the mood for rose flavored blends. This is more something I would want to drink every now and then.
Flavors: Cocoa, Cream, Floral, Malt, Rose, Smooth, Toast