About Rose Petal Black:
Blended in late summer when the roses are in full bloom and at their most fragrant, Rose Petal Black, also known as ‘Meigui Hong Cha’, combines rich Keemun tea and red rose petals. Keemun is a small leaf tea from the Qimen county of Anhui province, best known as the main ingredient for English Breakfast blends.
Although there is a whole universe of rose varieties and flavors, we believe the ideal petals for combining with Keemun come from the red roses native to Qimen county. They have a distinct sweet, cooling aroma that lends great balance to the blend.
Rose Petal Black pairs well with rich and slightly spicy foods. It also makes a delicious iced tea. One of our favorite recipes is to prepare a sauce from Rose Petal Black and serve it over vanilla ice cream.
Ingredients: Black Tea Leaves, Red Rose Petals, Natural Rose Essence.
Full-bodied black tea with a strong floral aroma and sweet, cooling flavor.
Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.
|Water Temp °F (°C)||Steep Time (minutes)||Number of Infusions||Quantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)|