For a tea that’s supposed to be a rose flavoured black tea I found that this tasted an awfully lot like bergamot. I mean, rose too – but more of a bergamot than anything else. I was really disappointed because I love rose teas, and especially with black tea as the base but this was so incredibly different than what I’d expected. It also had a metallic kind of finish to it that was very weird.
Whatever was happening here was just not what I would have expected given the branding. I mean, there’s roses EVERYWHERE on all of the packaging – so that should be the main flavour, surely. I guess if I’m evaluating as an Earl Grey with rose then it’s pretty nice – good body, solid aromatics. That’s just simply not what I wanted. I also don’t know definitively that this does have bergamot in it – but if it doesn’t then the quality of the rose flavouring must just be really low…