Rose Chai from Tea Dude. . . . . .

This is a tasty chai, but I can’t taste the rose.

Which totally stresses me out, guys.

I want to be like “the rose notes are a pink rose, first bloom of spring, a tender, easy rose, like the kind you buy for a fresh love.”

Or perhaps “this rose is a sultry red, the color of midnight kisses and lipstick on the collar. It’s the last wisp of your lover’s perfume on your clothes as you drive away into the shuddering rain, alone.”

But I can’t taste that.

I’m getting a lot of spices. Which is totally what a chai should be — a violent slam to the face of cinnamon and its squad. So crazy-spiced that you’ve gotta cut it with vanilla almond milk to handle it.

A rugged, full-throttle, roadrunner-speed lightning-streak from your tongue to your stomach. Boom.

Your eyes widen a little wider and you realize that you had been tired all day — and now you’re awake.

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Black Tea
Where to Buy: Tea Dude

Chai with a hint of Rose Hip. Nicely balanced flavor. Great hot or cold. Use approximately 1 tsp. per cup. Steep until desired strength.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Rose Chai from Tea Dude

I’ve had Rose Chai before from a few different companies. Some have been extremely floral because of the rose and others being extremely chai because of the spices. Rose Chai from Tea Dude went about this offering in a different way

Tea Dude’s Rose Chai has – what I would consider – mellower spicy chai flavors and more delicate rose flavors, too! Both the chai and the rose are a bit more muted than other chais or rose chais that I have had in the past. If you are looking for an enjoyable cuppa without the LOUD flavors this might be more your speed compared to the ones that tend to go the ‘spicier the better.’

One thing I did want to point out is that Tea Dude included Rosehips in his Rose Chai. Most other Rose Chais I have tried just contain rose petals not BOTH Rose Petals AND Rosehips. This is certainly a PLUS in my book! Rosehips are the actual fruit from the rose tree and are high in Vitamin C. I found the Rosehips in this Rose Chai to be barely noticeable in terms of flavor but I am completely ok with that because I don’t think I would want a fruity type taste in this cuppa.

Rose Chai from Tea Dude was a decent Rose Chai, indeed!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Tea Dude 


Chai with a hint of Rose Hip. Nicely balanced flavor. Great hot or cold. Use approximately 1 tsp. per cup. Steep until desired strength.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Organic Rose Chai Black Tea from AmiTea Organics

RoseChaiTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy: AmiTea Organics

Tea Description:

Sensual and aromatic, this chai tea has it all, spices to warm you and exotic roses to add another level of interest.
Pure organic ingredients sourced from all over the world are brought together to delight your senses. Best served with a splash of milk, or see below for a fabulous iced latte recipe.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Be still my heart! This is a perfect chai tea for me!

This tea is such a subtle gorgeous version of a chai tea.  The tea brewed up is a gorgeous light amber brew and has such a sweet cinnamon aroma.  Brewed up like a black tea (212F-3 min), this tea produces an amazing flavor that I’m wowed by.

Organic Rose Chai Black Tea provides such a sweet floral version of a chai tea for those who aren’t huge fans of heavily spiced teas like myself.  The floral notes contrast nicely with the cardamom, coriander, and cinnamon notes in each sip.  The more the tea cools, the more the cloves are starting to become more prominent but still the rose petals are still the forefront flavor.  I don’t really pick up the black tea but the tea does have that nice well rounded feel to it, so I’m thinking that is what the base is providing.

I did try this as an iced tea and still this amazing sweet floral chai flavor that I can’t seem to get enough of.  Such a simple tea, but so well done!

Another fantastic tea from AmiTea Organics.  If you haven’t taken a moment to check out AmiTea’s amazing selection, please do so now! You are missing out on some amazing flavored teas!