Tea Time: Whittard English Rose

Hi there! 

How is everyone doing?

Today I'm sitting down with one of my favourite teas, the Whittard English Rose. It's a loose leaf black tea with small rose petals, and I've found whole rosebuds in there too! 

I got this tea on my first trip to London. It was my first time out of Asia really! We visited the Whittard shop in Covent Garden. Oh boy, the amount of tea there was mind-boggling. It was wondrous! Like something out of a Harry Potter movie, except for teas. You get to sample tea and hot chocolate there too. There are also fancy metal tins you can buy and gift to the folks back home.

So, back to this cup of tea. The aroma is heavenly, so sweet and graceful. The tea tastes as elegant as it suggests. I really love it. It reminds me of the beautiful countryside, or a romantic long walk.

It's weaker than my other black tea, the English Breakfast, but I like it the way it is.

The tea comes in a little plastic bag, and a brown cardboard bag with a manila envelope style button and string. Love that, so old school. 

The bag says you can infuse the tea more than once as the leaves retain the flavour. Usually what I do is to make a pot, drink that, and make a new pot and wait for it to cool, before putting it away in the fridge for drinking the next day. I don't want to down too much tea at one go, sometimes it really gets my heart jumping and I can't sleep at night. This happens especially for Houjicha. 

I hope you get to try this tea if you have the chance!