High quality black China tea layered with sweet rose petals, this tea is perfect to give as a gift or for a special occasion, as it makes a stunning display and the taste is as wonderful as the tea appears.
This is not a flavoured tea, but a traditional scented tea garnering a wonderful black tea taste with the subtle scent of roses.
|Tea Format||Loose Tea|
Deliciously smooth Review by Tea totaller
Roses and tea...perfection! No wonder Princess Diana favoured this tea...it’s wonderfully soothing.Posted on 2019-05-12
delicious Review by Mervette
If you like roses try this tea. A wonderful taste of roses lifts the spirit especially on rainy grey Vancouver days and nights. A great tea to drink any time of day.Posted on 2018-09-12
Romancing the tea Review by Stellula
I'll admit to an addiction to anything rose flavored. I've made rose water muffins, dark chocolate rose water dipped chocolates... so this tea being right up my alley, I bought a large quantity. Rose water is a bit like cilantro... people love it or hate it (it's popular in the Middle East). This tea a great match for most desserts, or with nuts (especially pistachios), adding a completely different flavor dimension. More of an afternoon/evening tea. I like to have it on its own. It's my cup of happiness.Posted on 2018-03-27
Cozy and Comforting Review by Lee
A cup of this lovely tea on a cold and rainy winter day reminds me that spring and warm sunny days in the garden will be here soon. This tea is not only delicious, it takes me to my "happy place"!Posted on 2017-01-15
smooth and sweet scented Review by Tealover
I have loved this blend for many years and purchase it as a special treat when I am at the stores. It has a lovely aroma and the wonderful flavour that can only come from a black tea.Posted on 2012-12-09
Like Drinking Flowers..... Review by Kyla - Murchie's Team Member
I love this Tea. The part I love the most about the flavoured tea at Murchie's is that they taste like tea first and the flavour secondary. I enjoy my tea either with or without fixing's because tea is always the first thing that tingles my taste buds and is followed by the subtle hint of rose....Ahhh.....Rose.....Posted on 2012-09-07
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Flavour Profile Guide
Tea and coffee tasting is a very individual, multi-dimensional experience: one person’s perfect cup can be too strong or weak, too brisk or watery for the next person. At Murchie’s, we believe that the best tea or coffee is the one that YOU like the best! We use the following flavour profile guides to help compare our teas and coffees within a relative scale.
Tea Strength Ratings
This rating method indicates the strength of flavour each tea has when brewed according to our brewing guide.
|Light/Delicate: Very light in colour and delicate in flavour|
|Medium: Medium-light cup with slightly fuller cup|
|Medium-Strong: Medium-dark cup, medium body, and full flavour without harshness|
|Strong: Full body, rich cup, takes milk well|
|Very Strong: Rich, dark cup with very full, strong flavour and briskness|
We rate the flavour properties of our coffees along two dimensions: roast and body.
Roast is simply a result of how long and how hot the beans have been roasted, which can be seen in the colour of the finished bean, and typically results in general flavour traits:
|Light Roast||More acidity, brightness and a slight pucker|
|Medium Roast||Slightly richer flavours, some acidity, enhanced creaminess|
|Dark Roast||Distinctive roasted flavour, sometimes notes of toasted sugar or charcoal|
Body is the term used to describe how the brewed coffee feels in your mouth:
|Light Body||Easy to drink with little lingering flavour, ‘thin’ or ‘clean’ feeling on the palate|
|Medium Body||Heavier, creamier mouth-feel with more lingering flavour|
|Full Body||Rich, full-mouth feeling: hits all of the palate and lingers|
Tea Brewing Guide
Different types of teas should be brewed according to certain times and water temperatures to bring out their best flavours. Use this guide as a starting point, and then experiment until you find the perfect brewing method for your favourite tea.
Based on approximately one level teaspoon (2.5g) of loose tea or one tea bag per 6-8 ounce (180-240ml) cup. For stronger flavour, add more tea. Brewing for longer may increase the strength of the tea, but will likely also cause bitterness.
Brew times shown in minutes.
Coffee Brewing Guide
The simplest methods for brewing coffee are drip coffee, pour over and French press. These guidelines are a starting point; modify the ratio of coffee to water, the grind, and brewing time to your taste. If your coffee is not strong enough, increase the proportion of coffee per cup of water, grind the beans finer, or allow them to brew longer – or any combination of these factors. If your coffee is too strong, simply do the opposite.
Drip coffee or pour over method: hot water is gradually poured over coffee grounds and slowly drips through
- Fine to medium grind coffee
- 1.5 to 2.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup of water
- Coarse grind coffee
- 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup (e.g. 4-6 tbsp for a 4-cup French press)
- Pour about 1/3 of the water over the coffee grinds; wait about 30 seconds and then pour in the rest
- Wait 4-5 minutes, then push down the plunger to separate the grounds from finished coffee, and enjoy!