Not just beautiful to brew but a delicious rose with deeply-sweet plummy notes, making it perfect to blend with dark teas like ripe PuErh.
The variety of roses is breathtaking. Of course, the appearance can differ wildly from the floppy vintage roses to the spiralled and tapered blossoms, from pale white to deep crimson; but also the fragrance between the different varieties is magical - deep and sweet to zesty and lemony.
We already stock Pink Rose buds which, due to their variety and the relatively young state when plucked, are soft, lemony and herbal. They would be perfect to drink alone or blend with White tea. This Purple Rose is so different, it has a more fruity, deeper and mature aroma.
These blooms were picked and freeze-dried in Dehong in Yunnan. I am not sure if it is a coincidence but I think that they work really well with Shu PuErh which has a little more of a bright citrusy note (as much of the PuErh from this region does). Of course, Purple Rose is also perfect for a caffeine-free treat and a bit of a show-stopper in terms of its colour progression from blue to sunset orange.