Backlog from September 4th:
For the last several days, I have been on the hunt for something (anything!) with roses. Even better if this something had some black tea thrown in. I love the combination very much, especially when combined with stone fruits, but I couldn’t seem to find anything in my tea cabinet to match my craving. Until this.
No stone fruits in The Picture of Earl Grey but definitely the rose I had been seeking. There is also jasmine, which was unexpected at first. I hadn’t realized it, but NovelTeas lists the ingredients as black tea, jasmine green tea, and rose so now the jasmine makes sense. I didn’t take this into account while steeping so I proceeded just as I would have with any other black tea, steeping 2 teaspoons for 5 minutes at roughly 195F. I don’t think it’s any worse for it. In fact, I think it’s quite flavorful this way. The more I drink, the more I taste the jasmine over the rose. It may not have been exactly what I was looking for, but it’s definitely a nice floral cup to enjoy with breakfast. A sweet surprise for sure.
Flavors: Floral, Jasmine, Rose