ROSE GARDEN TEA
From English country gardens to ancient Turkish palaces, there's nothing like the romance and style of a rose. We think the taste and aroma are special, too.
That's why we've blended the elegant fragrance of rose with a light, refreshing black tea. Make a cup, take a moment and prepare to be wooed. Great news - although initially launched as a Limited Edition, Rose Garden is now permanently available, following popular demand.
HOW TO MAKE
Here are our tips for getting the most out of your Rose Garden tea:
- Use freshly drawn cold water - Use water at a “rolling boil” (100?C) - Use 1 teabag per cup or 1 teabag per person in a teapot - Steep for 3 to 5 minutes (or to your taste) - This delicate tea is great drunk black or with just a touch of milk … and for freshness every time, keep your tea somewhere cool, dark, dry and airtight!
MORE ABOUT BLACK TEA
Black tea, just like green tea, comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant.
- After plucking, the leaves are laid on drying trays & withered to remove some moisture and make more pliable - The leaves are then rolled and may be cut - "Broken" leaves are laid out & a heady mixture of warm air, aromatic juices, bacteria & enzymes leads to oxidation (a natural reaction that affects strength & colour) - Oxidation is stopped by firing (with hot air) when the leaves are the right (brown) colour depending on the region - The leaves turn black as they dry ... and finally, are sorted or graded by size
Black tea is a natural source of antioxidants that may help protect the body from damage caused by free radicals
- Black tea - Rose Petals (10%) - Rose Flavouring (3%)