The first note is ginger and from then on it's licorice. I love a floral rose tea. I was so looking forward to this tea. Unfortunately it doesn't taste like rose or vanilla. So disappointed. I really looked for the rose, both in fragrance and in flavor. There is none. But I love the KATI STEEPING CUP AND INFUSER SOLEIL, it's beautiful.
When the Soleil Collection came out, I was so excited to try the new blends. Both my fiancé and I feel in love with Vanilla Rose and had to buy this loose leaf tea canister immediately. We love how the vanilla and rose hints do not overpower each other. My fiancé usually makes a pot of Orchid Vanilla for himself, but this has become one of his new vanilla favorites!
This tea came in my Soleil Presentation Box and was I ever delighted. I sat on the back deck with the hummingbirds, sipping and smelling this tea. What an exquisite experience. It reminded me that Spring is just around the corner. Subtle flavors combined with a sweet sense of joy.
Tea Forté’s Vanilla Rose white tea blend was a pleasant surprise to sample. The milder backdrop of the white tea provided a perfect canvas for its subtle rose flavor. I particularly appreciated that the vanilla was not at all overpowering. The overall effect was an expertly blended rose floral with hints of vanilla. I’m eager to drink more of this blend as I anticipate the arrival of spring!
I almost gave this 4 stars, just because it wasn't "my cup of tea" (am I the first to use that line?), but then I realized that wasn't fair because this is such a wonderful blend. It is just a little soft for my particular palette, but it is also a beautifully balanced and fragrant blend. The floral notes are definitely there, but it's such a light and easy drinking brew. Maybe that is part of the charm of this blend. This will be my go-to tea for when I am meditating in a grassy field full of flowers.