Rose Earl Grey

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Bergamot, Floral, Honey, Malt, Rose, Smooth, Sugar, Sweet, Brown Sugar, Earl Grey, Sugarcane
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Caffeine
High
Certification
Fair Trade, Organic
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 9 oz / 268 ml

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  • “Sipdown! (39 | 112) Yay, I’ve been wanting to try these! I’m sure I won’t love them due to the high sugar content, but I’m still happy to try them for the fun/cute/novelty factor alone. An...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sipdown (316) I think of the Tea Drops so far, this is the one that dissolved the least. That means its the most gritty cup yet. It’s on point for a Valentines tea and it looked cute in my rose tea...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This tea is a big no for me. I blame the sugar — it is truly very sweet (8 grams of carbs, of which 7 grams are sugars) per one flower? Don’t get me wrong, but it is hardly drinkable when I have...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Leaves: flower shaped cube Measuring Spoon: no Steep: instant Aroma: classic earl grey Color: brown Clarity: Cloudy Taste: When I first opened this tea I immediately noticed the aroma of earl grey...” Read full tasting note
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From Tea Drops

Earl Grey Tea has been a British favorite since the 1830’s and was often enjoyed during traditional high tea or afternoon tea. We took the traditional flavor and embedded fragrant rose petals to produce a sweet aroma. This delightful pick-me-up is sure to be the perfect start to your day. A dash of cream complements this tea perfectly.

Tea Notes: Bergamot orange, rose, vanilla

Caffeine Level: Medium

Ingredients: Organic raw cane sugar, organic Earl Grey Tea (organic black tea, organic Bergamot oil), and organic rose petals.

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Sipdown! (39 | 112)

Yay, I’ve been wanting to try these! I’m sure I won’t love them due to the high sugar content, but I’m still happy to try them for the fun/cute/novelty factor alone.

An Instagram tea friend was kind enough to send me four flavors in a swap. Thank you, friend!

The flower shape here is super cute! I used 200-degree water, as is my custom for black teas. I added about 8 ounces to start, and didn’t end up adding any more because I didn’t feel it was too strong. I let it rest for a bit after stirring it to dissolve the sugar, and that seems to have kept most of the sediment at the bottom of the cup, where I can avoid it.

It’s extremely sweet, as I would expect. However, I actually like the rest of the flavors here. I’m not a big rose person, but I feel I taste more bergamot than rose, which helps temper it a bit. The base tea is fine, inoffensive, but has nice body and makes a good foundation for the other flavors.

I’m actually getting a nice honeyed note as well, likely from the raw sugar. It’s nice that they at least used raw sugar instead of processed for a nicer flavor.

Anyway, would I buy this? Definitely not, as the sweetness is very over-the-top. But I’ll finish the cup at least, which is a surprise given the rose…

Flavors: Bergamot, Floral, Honey, Malt, Rose, Smooth, Sugar, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 OZ / 236 ML
Martin Bednář

I hated it just because the sugar. But me drinking teas plain!

Cameron B.

Yeah, I always drink them plain too. I think I could’ve really liked it without! But of course, the sugar is what holds the shape together…

Evol Ving Ness

I sound of this is appealing, but the sugar, nope.

Evol Ving Ness

Cameron, are you still in Texas?

Martin Bednář

Yep, that’s why it’s in I guess.

Cameron B.

Yes, I am! Happily everything is back to normal for us now…

Evol Ving Ness

Wonderful! I am happy to hear that. I was thinking about you during this whole mess. I have a particularily warm feeling towards Texans.

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I think of the Tea Drops so far, this is the one that dissolved the least. That means its the most gritty cup yet. It’s on point for a Valentines tea and it looked cute in my rose tea cup but its not great. The bergamot is not overly offensive here but that is because its drowned out by a super sweet rose flavor. Overall, not a fan and that seems to be how I feel about all these Tea Drop teas. At least I got them for free so no harm done and they’re a fun concept so they’re enjoyable in that sense.

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This tea is a big no for me. I blame the sugar — it is truly very sweet (8 grams of carbs, of which 7 grams are sugars) per one flower? Don’t get me wrong, but it is hardly drinkable when I have dissolved it in my 300 ml mug. And they wrote you can drink the dust on bottom. No, no thank you Tea Drops. Moreover, it looks like, as my brother suggested — only partially digested food. SIPDOWN 74

Luckily, he have no idea how sweet it is. But it is way too much. No base noticed and no rose. Artificial bergamot. But hardly to detect anything but sweet drink.

Finished it. But bleeeh. Shae, as it is from you, thank you I could try it. But I won’t try it again. And I wouldn’t seek for it when “shopping”.

Flavors: Bergamot, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 10 OZ / 300 ML
Shae

Oh gross, it looks like partially digested food?? I got a few of these in a Sips by box but I haven’t tried one myself yet. Can’t say I’m really looking forward to it now. :/

Martin Bednář

Sorry! But yup, it doesn’t dissolve competely and when you swirl it with a spoon it isn’t much pleasing.

White Antlers

I was given samples of Tea Drops teas and they were consistenly dreadful, so you are not alone, Martin. shudders

Lexie Aleah

I had the same issue very gritty since it doesn’t dissolve entirely and then accidentally drinking the dust if you are say working on a paper.

Cameron B.

I didn’t find the particles to bother me, I just let them settle to the bottom of the cup and then didn’t drink the very bottom.

The sugar on the other hand, is WAY too much. :X

Shae

Has anyone tried crushing the flower and mixing with a little water to form a paste first? I was thinking of trying that but wondering if the particles are even small enough to dissolve.

Cameron B.

@Shae – I doubt it, the particles are small pieces of tea leaf, sort of like fannings in a teabag.

Martin Bednář

I suppose that fannings in tea bags are sometimes even bigger! But yep, so much sugar! Lexie exactly! So awful drinking the bottom. I tried to don’t drink that, but of course, I wanted to drink the most I could.

Shae

Thanks, Cameron – that’s too bad, I was hoping it might work!

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Leaves: flower shaped cube

Measuring Spoon: no

Steep: instant

Aroma: classic earl grey

Color: brown

Clarity: Cloudy

Taste: When I first opened this tea I immediately noticed the aroma of earl grey before it even made it into my cup! Upon adding hot water the aroma remained but I didn’t notice the floral note from the rose. For the taste it was like a mild earl grey with a hint of sweetness. Overall not perfectly good or bad just somewhere in the middle. The sediment also make it more gritty if swirled, so it’s best to let it settle at the bottom. A better experience than the previous two teas

*update upon finish the cup, my mouth has a dry feel that I didn’t get with the others. I had to adjust the rating

Preparation
Boiling 8 OZ / 236 ML

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This was the worst flavour ‘Tea Drop’ that I tried…

I wasn’t sure if I’d like it, because I enjoy rose but not bergamot, but it was firmly on the “nope” end of the spectrum for me. Like all the tea drops, the compressed drop.sugar cube melts into a gritty sludge at the bottom of the mug that’s undrinkable. However, in addition to tasting like sugar water this one was also really artificial and soapy tasting – really chemical/perfumey rose and bergamot combination.

Didn’t finish the mug.

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I bought these on Amazon a while back and then forgot about them for a long time. I’m trying to finish them up because I still have 10 sipdowns to go this month and only 9 days to get there haha

This comes in a flower shape as a condensed “drop it in hot water” sugar cube. I am drinking it with vanilla soy milk, making it too sweet overall but still delicious. I also appreciate that the company is all fair trade and donates money to clean drinking water in less prosperous countries.

It is advisable to dissolve it in a little bit of hot water before adding the rest of the water or any milk. Otherwise it likes to sit at the bottom and may not dissolve if your water isn’t boiling. It has a strong black tea flavor and some bergamot. I get the floral rose in the aftertaste which is perfect with the milk and vanilla. Sometimes I encounter a stray (tiny) gritty piece of rose petal or tea leaf, but it isn’t taking away from the experience for me.

If you are curious about these instant teas/tea drops, I found the sampler on Amazon.com or Amazon.ca (can’t remember which) and it comes with 5 different flavours. They might be a bit of a novelty, but the tea is good and suits a traditional English method (sweetener and milk).

Flavors: Bergamot, Earl Grey, Floral, Rose, Sugarcane, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec
Cameron B.

I’ll have to write these down to try! Even if they’re not amazing, the cute factor always helps. ;)

Cameron B.

And about the sipdowns – YOU CAN DO EET! ❤

Lexie Aleah

I just got some of these from someone as a late christmas gift. This is the only one I’ve tried so far. I’m a bit confused on what sampler I have since the brochure only lists some of the shapes/flavors I see. The label on the bottom on the other hand has many more flavors not listed in my brochure.

Arby

All of the shapes are standardized, so each flavour can only be one shape and all of that shape will be that flavor. I use the website to figure it out since I think I lost my description sheet.

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