B is for…Blooming Rose Black Tea and a mini battle of the rose teas with TWG Tea’s Bains de Rose, which you can see here: https://steepster.com/rachel12610/posts/420611
As mentioned in my note for Bains de Rose, this isn’t just a plain rose tea, as I originally thought. It also has cardamom, pistachio, almond and saffron. That makes it cloudier than the TWG tea and harder to compare.
I don’t get rose immediately because the other flavours are stronger. I do get the drying floral note at the end of the sip that the TWG tea had, but not as strongly. I also think the TWG tea rose flavouring was better but it was minimal and hard to pick out from the bitterness of the base. This overall is a better tea because while the base is floral and drying, the spice covers that up mostly. So I am getting a lot of cardamom. I don’t get much nuttiness or rose though and that’s disappointing. That means I like this better but that doesn’t mean I necessarily like it much.