Lighten with milk for a decadent everyday indulgence.
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.
This tea tempted me with two of my favorite flavor profiles, roses and chocolate. I was excited when it arrived and couldn't wait to brew a cup. Upon cutting open the package, I was immediately hit with a strong smell of ammonia, similar to a baby's wet diaper long overdue for changing. While brewing, the smell of ammonia was pervasive in my kitchen. Those nose on the brewed tea was that of ammonia. I so hoped ammonia would not be present in the flavor, but sadly, it was and I could only choke down about half of it. In the past, I've purchased other Tea Forte chocolate teas, and none of them have had this aroma. They've all been lovely. I will give this tea another try, and will add some milk to see if that tames it. I bought two of these and gave one as a gift to someone who would enjoy the combination of roses and chocolate. Now I wish I would have tasted it before sending the other one to my friend. So disappointed.
I usually prefer black teas, but this was a let down for me. I was hoping for a dessert tea, but was unable to finish it. From the smell to the taste, it was not pleasant. I even added a dash of milk to try and tone down the rose but still not enjoyable. Even my boyfriend, who likes some different teas than me didn't like it
This tea has been around for awhile, but never try it until I received the Jardin collection. This tea isn’t overly chocolate or floral but has a nice soothing combination. I am not a chocolate person, but this tea is like having dessert in a cup! Highly recommend!
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.