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type: black

origin: sri lanka flavors

caffeine: strong

price level: $$$$

Our Summer Rose tea invokes the sweet lingering fragrance of late Summer Roses winding up a garden trellis. Mellow and deliciously floral, this rose tea is balanced with the bright briskness of a Ceylon black tea. Served hot or iced, it will bring to mind green lawns, porch swings and sunny warm days. Steep at 212°F for 3 minutes

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    • TR

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      I followed the brewing instructions exactly, but I'm not sure the brewing instructions actually result in the most favorable results for this particular tea. I'd probably bump down the temperature or reduce the time. It just tastes to me the way that tea tastes when it's oversteeped.

    • 

      I love rose in tea, so I think this tea is great!!

    • 

      I was worried by the overwhelming fragrance, but then I added a bit of honey, and was rewarded with a soft, floral cup. The rose was far from overpowering, but instead the perfect balance.

    • 

      Very aromatic of lovely roses. The Ceylon tea is not my favorite; it is a little bitter even when brewed at a lower temperature. But makes a nice contrast to the rose.

    • CK

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      My favorite Adagio black tea! Lovely rose taste!!! Reminds me of a rose jam my aunt used to make, we had tons if it in the fridge and I would eat spoonfuls of it. Smells like roses. Just a lovely tea!

    • 

      Was not a fan of the rose flavor in this tea - this was more 'old ladies perfume meets dried roses' and less 'fresh' or rosewater-like. Maybe I just don't like rose tea. I found the flavor to be very strong, so if you like rose tea, you'll probably like this. I will probably try this mixed with rose hips and hibiscus - might be more what I was looking for.

    • 

      The rose comes through wonderfully in the aroma, but you need to steep it at a lower temp to get any rose in the taste.

    • 

      With the suggested steeping time it's too mild in flavor. It tastes like rosebuds on their own, which you could buy cheaper elsewhere. But, when I doubled the steeping time (6 minutes) it was quite good. It's light and summery with a little bit of pleasant bitterness from the black tea leaves. The leaves re-steep really well.

    • 

      This was a great summer time tea. Love the rose petals.

    • CK

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      I was all about this tea when I first bought it but burned myself out on it. I tried to revisit it after ignoring for a few months and it just didn't stand up to my prior assessments. It's still good but probably reorder.

    • RJ

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      One that I wish I had discovered earlier in the summer! Lovely combination of the Ceylon and rose, plus the rose fragrance when opening the bag was a pleasant surprise.

    • 

      again, another one i was worried about being too floral, but wasnt. i didnt taste to strong of rose myself

    • 

      Rose tea tastes exactly what you imagine a rose to taste like- lovely and floral

    • 

      still thinking about rose petals and tea - my nick is rose, and they're my fave flower, but tea? acquired taste

    • 

      This tea tastes like picking roses for my mother when I was five. Some might say the flavor is too strong, but I like it that way.

    • 

      One of my favorites. Just enough rose to be nicely floral, not so much as to be overpowering.

    • 

      I love anything with rose! This had a strong rose scent and flavor.

    • 

      Very flora and rosy. I'm not a fan of rose flavor so I will pass on this one

    • 

      This rose tea isn’t quite strong enough on the rose for my taste - still, a pleasant tea to enjoy any time of year.

    • 

      The rose flavor is too overwhelming to me, I was expecting just a hint of floral flavor but this is an overdo

    • 

      The rose flavor is overwhelming and makes the tea so floral

    • 

      I hated this tea. It's bitter and the rose flavor makes me feel like I'm drinking soap.

    • 

      The rose is a bit over powering on it's own. I did find that i enjoy it with milk, honey and vanilla added to it....which tones down the rose flavor.

    • 

      I'm not a fan of rose (the flavor), and this tea only solidified that preference. It was undrinkable for me, and I usually try to drink at least a full cup of any new tea before I decide whether or not I like it.

    • 

      I'll be honest, I don't like teas with rose, but I decided to give this a try and I actually liked it. Not something I will always drink, but the rose wasn't too terribly strong, and you could still taste the black tea. Not bad at all.

    • 

      I'm not a huge fam of tea with rose, but I do enjoy this every once in awhile.

    • 

      I was never a fan of floral teas until I had the opportunity to try this blend. I've tried other since, but this is one of the few I actually enjoy.

    • 

      This tea is one of my favorite teas! The rose flavor is lovely but not overpowering. Enjoy with a splash of sweet cream coffee creamer.

    • 

      My go-to tea! It's rich, aromatic, and floral, but somehow not 'dark' like the Valentines Tea (which contains many of the same ingredients). Whenever I need a pep in my step, I boil up a cup. It provides the perfect dose of caffeine without being overbearing. Making a cup in the morning ensures my kitchen (and later my office) smells rosey (no pun intended). A feast for the senses! If you've never tried Summer Rose, it's a great tea all year round--not just the hottest time of the year.

    • 

      Smells like roses, and tastes like it too! It's not overpowering but subtly pleasant to just sit back and sniff this tea!

    • 

      One of my all time favorites!! It smells like you're walking through a rose garden summer, so, exactly what it says. I love love love this tea!