I will admit it. This tea had me at the name alone. Rose and The Doctor. And with a tea company name like Pinch of Geek, seriously-I was in love. But when the blend arrived at my door, I realized this was a earl grey tea and lavender mix- my heart sank a bit. (I’m not a huge fan of earl grey or lavender teas)
But I put on my BIG girl pants and prepped my water. A few minutes later I had a pot full of this tea ready for me to check out. I will have to say that I wasn’t instantly in love with the dry leaf aroma but I loved smelling this tea steep- there was a romantic vibe in the air.
Took a sip of this tea and my cup hasn’t touched the table since. I am drinking this tea like it is a contest! Bright romantic floral sweetness greets you first with a burst of flavor. In the middle of the sip, the earl grey says hi with a bit more subtlety and at the very end there is that familiar perfume like twist from the lavender. The earl grey and lavender are not overwhelming in the least bit. They actually add a bit of a texture to the tea and dimension. I am a bit surprised I’m even saying this but they actually heighten the tea.
Gorgeous, perfectly balanced, full bodied and beautiful flavors-this tea just keeps giving. I’m currently on my third infusion and the flavor has lessened but I’m still picking up that flavor I am crushing on.
If you are a Doctor Who fanatic (like me!), this tea fits Rose and the Doctor perfectly. Even if you are not a fan of earl greys or florals, I implore you to try this one. The blend has taken me off guard with how much I’m loving it.
Have a tea you are fanatic? Join us on Fridays where we share our favorite teas! Tag your favorite blend with #FanaticFriday!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Pinch of Geek
Rose & The Doctor is my nod to one of my favorite shows, Doctor Who. This tea is Earl Grey black tea with a hint of vanilla blended with a touch of lavender, rose hips, and dried roses. Rose and The Doctor does have high caffeine. This tea blend has no artificial flavorings or added flavor oils. There are no added sugars or flavorings.