I adore tea. It is a quick way to relax, refresh, and settle from the craziness of our days. It joins friends, family, and strangers over a single serving, and is a wonderful (relatively inexpensive) hobby to pursue trying various kinds.

Recently I stumbled upon a sale at Morrisons on some tea (only £.98!) from Twinings called Rose Garden. Can I just say that this is “classy female” in a cup!? Check out the description from the company:

“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.”

I love it, and it literally has rose petals in it. Should you want to know how black tea is made, here is some additional information from their website:

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

What is your favorite kind of tea? Have you tried this kind? Feel free to leave a comment!

Thanks for reading!

[photo courtesy: twinings.co.uk]