Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: Shanti Tea
Roses have long been a symbol of love and beauty. This blend of organic rose petals and white tea’s silky smoothness is exquisitely subtle and supremely healthy. High in antioxidants and vitamin C, this delicate white tea blend will be the beginning of a long lasting love affair.
The aroma of the dry leaf is so beautiful – I just love the smell of rose teas, and I’m finding this one especially appealing because the fragrance of the white tea is so soft amid the beautiful scent of rose. The rose is allowed to fully express itself in this bouquet. Truly lovely.
While the fragrance of the brewed liquor is quite a bit softer than the dry leaf, it is still very beautifully rose scented. This is one of those teas that MUST be inhaled before sipping to gain the full luxurious effect of the flower.
The flavor of this tea is wonderful! The rose mingles with the white tea leaves nicely, creating a very smooth, supple taste that glides over the palate deliciously. The white tea base is soft but tastes fresh and soothing, while the rose tastes sweet with distinctive sharp notes. It is a very relaxing cup – it is a bit like a trip to the spa in a teacup!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!