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Archive : 2015-04

roses

roses

we have acquired dried organic egyptian rose petals, and what a sensational flower a rose is!  adding a small amount of these petals into tea adds aroma that invokes images of flower gardens, sunny mornings, and romantic strolls; and it adds a beautiful hue to the appearance.  after much tasting and blending, we have settled on three tea blends to offer you for the spring and summer.

White Rose : a simple blend of white peony and rose petals.  steep it at just 160 degrees for 2 minutes to bring out the ultimate sweetness and make for a very drinkable temperature.  immerse yourself in the incredible aroma, and the taste of sweet honeysuckle and gentle rose.  i did not think i would enjoy the taste of roses, but this was the tea that initially won me over.  it is a powerful experience.

Chocolate Raspberry:  we almost called this tea “gift basket” because it has a variety of ingredients often given as gourmet gifts.  a black tea base (keemun) with organic cocao nibs, organic raspberry, orange, and apple pieces.  rose hips and rose petals add beautiful color and aroma and subtle floral taste to the blend.  this is a well-balanced tea that inspires your creativity and is a joy to sip at.  steep it at 200 degrees for 5 or 6 minutes to bring out the most cocoa flavor.

Green Tea blended with Rose Petals:  our popular dragonwell green tea is a sweet, slightly grassy, aromatic green tea.  adding a small amount of rose petals enhances the flavor and aroma to make you happy on even the most dreary and cloudy day.