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drank White Rose by Numi Organic Tea
742 tasting notes

I first had this tea last winter when I was suffering from a month-long bout of bronchitis. At that time, it was a very pleasant and soothing warm beverage and it just felt right to be drinking in colder San Francisco weather (50s F).

I had this White Rose tea again today, again winter but not sick so I feel like I can taste it better. It’s still pleasant enough but the rose is like walking by a Crabtree and Evelyn (perfume and soap store) but not stepping into the suffocating grandmotherly atmosphere. Very airy rose aroma translates into a nice enough taste. The rose does dominate over the white tea base, which just provides a light honeyed sweetness and some body. Overall not bad but that kind of rose isn’t my taste.

(There are a lot of buts in this review.)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 295 ML
Mastress Alita

I love obnoxious rose… I’d probably like it. Though it does depend on the flavoring, I’ve certainly had ones I liked better than others.

LuckyMe

I used to drink this a lot back in the day. Since then I’ve found that I prefer a good quality dried rosebud blended with my tea of choice.

derk

Mastress Alita: it’s the typical ‘English Rose’ aroma and flavor so this might be up your alley if you’re looking for an easy brew. I appreciate a more cherry leaning rose taste.

LuckyMe: I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this tea to beginners but I imagine with so much tasting experience, you’ve been able to find some high quality white tea and rose buds that fit your preferences. Happy sipping :)

Mastress Alita

I have a bag of plain rose petals I got on my Bay Area trip a few months ago from derk’s co-op stop, but I mainly use them to add to teas that just Aren’t Rose Enough. Also, I crush them an infuse them in cocoa to make rose-flavored hot chocolate. Mmmm.

derk

I am so down with the rose and chocolate mix. That dark cocoa sweetness brings that haughty rose with a stiff upper lip down to my level.

Nattie

Mmmmmm, that rose hot chocolate sounds awesome!!

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Mastress Alita

I love obnoxious rose… I’d probably like it. Though it does depend on the flavoring, I’ve certainly had ones I liked better than others.

LuckyMe

I used to drink this a lot back in the day. Since then I’ve found that I prefer a good quality dried rosebud blended with my tea of choice.

derk

Mastress Alita: it’s the typical ‘English Rose’ aroma and flavor so this might be up your alley if you’re looking for an easy brew. I appreciate a more cherry leaning rose taste.

LuckyMe: I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this tea to beginners but I imagine with so much tasting experience, you’ve been able to find some high quality white tea and rose buds that fit your preferences. Happy sipping :)

Mastress Alita

I have a bag of plain rose petals I got on my Bay Area trip a few months ago from derk’s co-op stop, but I mainly use them to add to teas that just Aren’t Rose Enough. Also, I crush them an infuse them in cocoa to make rose-flavored hot chocolate. Mmmm.

derk

I am so down with the rose and chocolate mix. That dark cocoa sweetness brings that haughty rose with a stiff upper lip down to my level.

Nattie

Mmmmmm, that rose hot chocolate sounds awesome!!

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Among my favorites are all teas Nepali, sheng puerh, Wuyi yancha, Taiwanese oolong, a variety of black (red) teas from all over, herbal tisanes. I keep a few green and white teas on hand. Shou puerh is a cold weather brew. Tiny teapots and gaiwans are my usual brewing vessels when not preparing morning cups western style and pouring into my work thermos. Friend of teabags.

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