Good morning. ^^
If there is one thing that guarantees me an asthma attack, it’s someone sitting by me at a restaurant or standing next to me in line with a gang-load of cheap rose perfume. lol So when I got my package, I wondered why I ordered the “Rose” tea since I have an aversion to strong rose smell and it’s one of the few aromas I can detect due to that.
I kept passing it over, it was the last What-Cha tea of my package that I haven’t tried… Just looking at the unopened package throughout the week, moving it aside each time. lol Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised. It’s creamy, seemed even creamier than the base Jin Xuan. It’s ever so subtle, delicate, comforting.
Looking at the dry leaf, they are a pretty pink and green, rolled up balls. The dry leaf aroma was sweet, vegetal, and fresh rose petals and nothing like the people at the restaurants lol. The wet leaf aroma is the Jin Xuan vegetal aroma, maybe cranberries, cream, rose petals. The liquor looks like champagne with its pink hues. I tasted butter, cream, honey, rose, vanilla, vegetal and the balance was nice, nothing perfumy about it. Now I just can say… I hate cheap rose perfume on people :P but a nice rose tea such as this one, I can fully enjoy.
5g, 110ml, 200°F, 9 steeps, 25s, 35s, 45s, 55s, 1m5s, 1m15s, 1m25s, 1m35s, 1m45s
Flavors: Butter, Cranberry, Cream, Honey, Rose, Vanilla, Vegetal