I had been shunning tea with rose in it ever since my experience with the ghastly artificial rose flavoured tea I bought at the start of my tea sampling days.
But I have a newly-found love of Chinese black tea, and the ingredients promised only that and rose petals, so I gave it a chance. It lived up to the description on the packet and no nasty chemical ‘rose’ scent.
The rose petals added a very subtle flavour to the Chinese tea base. I desperately wanted to love this tea, rather than just like it. But the rose was just a little too delicate, like a beautiful flower hiding in the tall grass.
With the remaining sample I may try to either brew it for longer or use less water. This tea shows promise, maybe add a few more rose petals or buds.