1. Heat water to 208˚F.
2. Place tea in cup and pour water over the leaves.
3. Steep for 3-5 minutes.
For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 tsp per 8oz glass.
When brewing this tea, the aromas of chocolate and rose will practically fill the room, and even people who aren't fans of tea tend to find them pleasant. As for the taste, this blend is naturally a bit of the sweet side, especially as the chocolate can overpower the rose at times, though neither hide the taste of black tea beneath. That said, this isn't an everyday tea, as many blacks can be, and can sometimes feel a bit heavy. I'd recommend this tea as a substitute for afternoon coffee or for pairing with desert, specifically with pastries.
This tea combines two of my favorite things: chocolate and roses. It's not a sweet chocolate. I wouldn't call this a dessert tea. The note of cocoa is definitely there but it's a more raw cocoa. The rose is more prominent at the end of a sip. The tea itself is not as robust as other black teas from Tea Forte (English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Black Currant) so I prefer to drink it black. This tea is difficult to describe and not like anything I could compare it to. It won't be for everyone, but if you like roses give it a try. I love it. My only wish is that it was a little stronger - I use my tea leaves twice and the second cup with this is a bit lackluster.