I’m feeling a bit under the weather so I was sorting through my overflowing cupboard for something that might help me out a bit. Sage, rosemary and lemon sounded like they would do the trick so I decided to give this one a try. Sniffing the dry leaves I was a little concerned as it smelled heavily of roses with no other scents noticeable.
Steeped it’s still very rosy, but thankfully some of the other flavors are coming out as well. I can definitely taste lemon which works surprisingly well with the rose. I wish the rosemary and sage were more noticeable, as that’s what drew me to the blend in the first place, but they’re barely noticeable hanging out in the background. Overall it’s a perfectly nice tea if you’re into florals. Well balanced with strong bright flavors and no astringency. I appreciate that they used gunpowder in this blend, as most tend to chose sencha for flavoring. I think the vegetal sencha would have seriously clashed with the flavors in here.
I probably won’t restock this one, but I enjoyed this cup. A nice fresh spring-like tea in the dead of winter.
Flavors: Floral, Lemon, Rose