The Red Rose - Black Tea

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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This exquisite blend is a mild and sweet black tea from the Zhejian region with the aroma of red roses and flower teas from the Jiansu region – truly a match made in heaven! The taste is very mild, soothing and still with a deep floral fragrance.

The Red Rose is the perfect tea for the colder months, and can be enjoyed with milk, cream and sugar.

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Eight months ago I had this tea and thought it tasted old and musty. Aging it further has not improved it.

It kind of reminds me of the Bergamot Rose Laoshan Black, in that it almost doesn’t taste like anything, although this one does have a mustiness that is quite unpleasant. I was going to cold brew it to see if that improved it, but I’m really not sure. It’s that mustiness that’s almost worrisome, although it has certainly been in a dry, climate-controlled environment its entire life. Maybe I will decide after I try the BRLB that I cold brewed last night and have for lunch today.

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A review of Pure Red Rose Flower Black Tea by In Nature

Date: 10/22/ 2012
Company: In Nature
Tea Name: Pure Red Rose Flower Black Tea
Tea Type/Varietal: Black
Region: Yu Nan China
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ loose leaf
Plucking Season:
Liquor Color: darkish brownish red; tea is very dark
Leaf Characteristics:

Steepings The leaves are good for several steeps to providing many wonderful cup of teas.

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 200 Fahrenheit
Time: 3 minutes

Note: I used freshly boiled water and taking one teaspoon of the tea leaves I add this to the tea cup and once having added the water, I leave the tea to steep for few minutes. Tea’s aroma is very strong; malt and roast smelling. It actually makes me think of coffee…mildly.

The tea’s color is dark reddish-brown color with a very lovely bouquet smell of the roses. As I sip this tea and take in the tea’s aroma, it reminds me vaguely of the Russian Caravan tea I had some months earlier. I think because this tea is a full bodied tea and smelling strongly of malt and very smoky.

Even as I opened the tea bag there was this smoky aroma and when brewed/steeped it is stronger.

I am having this tea pure with nothing added and I find the malt and creamy smoothness that goes into producing this flowered black tea is so fine and rich and those favoring milk/cream and sugar with their tea would simply curl up with this cup of tea. Yum!

2nd Steeping:
Water temperature: 200 Fahrenheit
Time: 4 minutes

Note: Tea is steeped using same leaves (after rinsing them) I pour the water into the cup and leave it to steep for several minutes more. The tea’s color is more brownish than red, greenish brown even and dark. Tea’s aroma is still smoky and roasted like chestnut. It is a floral bouquet. As the buds are removed with the leaves, which did not unfold fully but enough to note a difference from when it was dried and crinkly like.

I can see tell that this is a tea I will continue to enjoy and discover its many folds. I am happy to be able to continue enjoying the tea’s created by In-Nature Tea and thank you for sending this one along for me to enjoy. This is not a favorite, it is good, wonderful tea with much potential; tea connoisseurs would take delight with this tea because it is yummy and intoxicating like coffee or the finest wine.

I like the bag that the tea came in; once I remove it from the In-Nature Tea box, it is a foil wrapped like coffee wrapping. I am so use to In Nature’s tea’s and always happily surprised seeing how they can get the foils into that box and not damage the tender rose buds and leaves…just an aside.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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