Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tea District: Organic Wild Rose, A Tea Review

 It was one of those days where fate, destiny, whatever, decided that what I wanted to do and what I was going to do were two separate things. It started with a can of soup, which was going to be my breakfast, as soon as I placed it on the counter, poised and ready to open it...the power goes out, and we have an electric stove. Apparently last night's storm damaged a tree which fell on the line, power was out for the whole street for several hours, so all my morning and afternoon plans went poof. It was all ok though, because in the evening I got to have fun tea time, meaning I am pleasantly tea-drunk now.

Today's tea is Organic Wild Rose by Tea District, a blend of whole-leaf white tea blended with wild roses. I love roses in tea, it might be my favorite flower to add to tea, but clearly I will need to sit down and do a test one day. The aroma of this tea is clearly rosy, but not the really strong rose perfume you can get at times, it is like a faint rose garden. There are also notes of new growth, sage, and a hint of pepper. It is vaguely reminiscent of early summer.

Once the tea leaves have been steeped the aroma of the wet leaves is a balanced blend of sweet roses and fresh vegetation with just a gentle finish of pepper. The liquid without its flowery leaves is rosy and sweet with just a hint of hay and honey.

The taste is fairly sweet, like flower nectar and fresh roses. After the initial flowery taste there are notes of lettuce and a hint of sage.There is a slightly dry yet refreshing mouthfeel, and just a gentle hint of fuzzy trichomes. he aftertaste is a touch of fresh vegetation and morning dew. This tea is also quite good chilled, very light and refreshing.

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