Think of a bouquet of fresh cut stems - that's pretty much what can be found in a cup of this delicious tea. This tea perfectly captures the subtleties of Rose. A real standout and fabulous over ice! The refreshing floral notes are ideal for hot summer days.
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
Region: Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula or Uva districts
Grade: OP (Orange Pekoe)
Altitude: 4800 – 7600 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: Orthodox
Cup Characteristics: Think of a bouquet of fresh cut stems. This tea captures the subtleties of Rose incredibly. A real standout. Fabulous over ice!
Infusion: Bright and Coppery.
Ingredients: Luxury black tea, Rose Petals, Blackberry Leaf, Rosehips, Natural flavours
Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-5 minutes (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Even though milk and a dash of sugar enhance the flavor character on this tea, it is perfectly acceptable to consume this tea ‘straightup’.
Iced tea brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water]. Please note that this tea may tend to go cloudy or ‘milky’ when poured over ice; a perfectly normal characteristic of some high quality black teas and nothing to worry about!
June is rose month – but this lovely tea is perfect for sipping any time of year. In fact, for those of us who live in colder climes, winter might be more apropos. The reason? This tea has the ability to make any room burst with the aromas of the arrival of spring. Rose tea however, is not a new arrival to the world of tea. In China they have been drinking rose scented tea for millennia. In Britain, rose tea has been a staple of garden parties since the days of Queen Victoria. Just brew a cup, close your eyes, and take a sip. Where does this tea take you?