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Last Updated: Dec. 16, 2011 

About Rose Black Tea

Black Tea Leaves with Dark Purple Rose Petal
Rose Congou
from Upton Tea
Rose black tea is black tea that has been scented with roses. This style of black tea is common in China; one widespread type is rose congou. Rose black tea can be produced similarly to the traditional method for jasmine tea, which involves placing rose petals together with the tea, and repeating the process several times. It can also be produced by adding the essential oil or extract of rose to black tea.

Rose black tea may or may not contain actual rose petals; the petals are more of a decorative element as the flowers can impart a strong aroma to the tea even if they have been removed. However, blending loose rose petals with tea can be a good way to add a strong rose aroma as well.

Rose hips, the fruit of the rose plant, rich in vitamin C, are also commonly used in herbal teas, but some rose black teas and other flavored teas contain rose hips as well.

In contrast to flowers such as jasmine and osmanthus which are often described as delicate and perfume-like, rose can have a surprisingly bold aroma. And like these other floral teas, other types of teas scented with rose, such as rose green tea, tend to bear more resemblance to each other than this tea does to other black teas.

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Rose Congou from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Rose Black Tea – Region: China
Apr. 11th, 2018

A favorite of mine. Lots of rose flavor and aroma mixed with a Chinese black tea makes for a lovely cup! It doesn't taste artificial at all - I'm guessing the rose effect is coming from real roses. And the price ($5 for 100 grams in 2018) is fantastic, given the quality.

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90 / 100
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Gypsy Rose from Zhena's Gypsy Tea

Style: Rose Black Tea – Region: Blend
Mar. 9th, 2015

Being very fond of the rose flavour, I have tried many different brands of tea with rose petals, and this is the best I have found so far. The rose aroma is strong, without being overly perfumed or artificially sweet. The taste balances perfectly between the black tea and the rose petals, bringing forth the best in bot...

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83 / 100
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Rose Congou from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Rose Black Tea – Region: China
Apr. 12th, 2013

The first thing you notice with this tea is the overpowering perfume of roses, it is like walking into a rose garden during full summer and everything is in bloom. It is not at all unpleasant or artificial smelling.

The taste is sublime, it is like drinking a rose garden with a really lovely black tea. Subtly sweet...

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87 / 100
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#142 - Victorian Rose Tea from Tealuxe

Style: Rose Black Tea – Region: Blend
Jun. 9th, 2010

Overall, this is one of the best teas you can buy from Tealuxe. The aroma and flavor are both fantastic. This is a great tea to enjoy first thing in the morning, since it's not strong or biting, or for relaxing later in the day. Make sure to enjoy the smell.

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Rose Congou

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Rose Black Tea
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
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#142 - Victorian Rose Tea

Brand:Tealuxe
Style:Rose Black Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Gypsy Rose

Brand:Zhena's Gypsy Tea
Style:Rose Black Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
1 Rating

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