Woo, sipdown progress! Anyhow, I suspected this tea wouldn’t be overly appealing to me, due to the rose, but it was actually gentler than I expected, making it palatable. The base, too, was better than I expected – malty and delicious – but I think that since this was the end of the bag, some crushed leaves were present and caused a decent amount of astringency to creep in, despite a timed infusion of ~2.5 minutes. Might have actually been a pretty decent rose black otherwise; I’ll rate it assuming the astringency is primarily from tea dust.
I don’t recall if this was from a subscription box of mine, or if I got this from someone else (I have no recollection of drinking this prior, but there was only a single cup remaining), so thanks to whoever this is from, if indeed it was from someone!