I love the inspiration for this tea and the references to Narnia and Turkish Delight. While the ingredients are rather simple: rosebuds, cocoa shells, rose petals, lemongrass and raspberry leaves, the combination seems a little odd. I personally wouldn’t think that lemongrass would work with roses and cocoa shells, but since I enjoy these ingredients on their own and in other teas, I think they just might work in this blend!
The main flavor that I’m tasting is of a soft cocoa. It reminds me a little bit of a powdery chocolate, a bit like a hot chocolate mix. It’s a dark chocolate flavor, not as creamy or sweet as a milk chocolate. There is a bit of an edge or bitterness from the lemongrass in the finish of the sip. I probably wouldn’t have known that it was lemongrass had I not read about it in the ingredients list. The rose flavor is in the background and really isn’t noticed until the chocolate fades away. I like that the rose is more mild and doesn’t turn the cup into pure perfume. Even though there is a strong cocoa flavor, I wouldn’t really consider this to be too sweet. It reminds me of taking a bite of really dark chocolate.
I really enjoy this blend from Bluebird Tea Co. It’s probably one of my favorites from them. I admit that I have to be in the mood for it since it’s a bit of a potpourri. It’s a good choice for when you can’t make up your mind, but have a craving for a cup of something comforting and warm.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Bluebird Tea Co
Turkish delight tea with magical rose + creamy cocoa
‘Put the Turkish Delight down, Get out of that wardrobe + get the kettle on Edmund!’ said Lucy… Well perhaps we have paraphrased a little there. But we’re pretty sure that’s what she was thinking. Enchanted rose + smooth chocolate make an enchanting brew indeed.