Rose Congou - Emperor
Rose Congou, The Emperor of Teas is just so good it makes you smile after every sip. A non-broken black tea from China, complex and rich its character is exquisitely delicate when infused.
Congou is now the generic name for a quality black China tea, but the original Chinese words...
(kong hu te) translated means (elaborately prepared tea)
Scented teas have been around for a long time and are produced from recipes passed down through the ancestors, before essential oils were available rose was one of the easiest scents to absorb, the blooms would be collected from all around the plantation and scattered liberally into the tea, today the process is the same apart from natural oils are used to speed up and regulate the process ensuring a consistently great taste.
The finest tea is layered with rose petals in carefully monitored conditions to absorb the scent of the flowers as the traditional method. When opening the bag the natural fragrance instantly fills the room. This would be a good welcome to the world of floral tea for the newcomer, but be warned scented tea will never be the same again.
Caffeine Guide: Medium
Region: Fujian Province
Antioxidant Content: High
Growing Altitudes: 1500 – 4900 feet above sea level
Infusion Colour: Light with touch of coppery colour
Grade: FOP (Flowery Orange Pekoe)
Aroma: Floral - roses
Process: Orthodox (Traditional leafy), Small batch crafted.
Ingredients: Black tea, and Rose petals.
Taste: This tea is layered 5 times with rose petals, which
give the tea a delicate and ethereal rose character
Wrapped Gift Set Details
100g of your chosen loose leaf tea in a metal matt black Airseal caddy
Arts and Crafts style Empress tea strainer with drip bowl
One perfect cup of tea measuring spoon quality 18/10 s steel
All gift wrapped in a sturdy reusable kraft presentation box with ribbon and tag (Christmas tag from 1 Nov to 22 Dec and plain red rest of year unless requested)
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First class . One of the few basic luxuries still left in life to enjoy. A cup of fantastic tea cures everything and still going strong.
This tea is delicious and smells so good! I first tried it in the Empress Hotel in Canada where you get told me it was Princess Diana’s favourite tea. I’d really recommend it and also the service from Tea Cakes of Yorkshire
I've been drinking this tea for over a year and can thoroughly recommend it. Very refreshing at any time of day.
I have enjoyed a pot of rose tea for many years, most afternoons. An an insulin dependant diabetic, tea is a treat I can have safely and really take pleasure in. This tea from Teacakes of Yorkshire is the best I have tasted. It is floral yes and just brewed it is delicate but allowed some time it becomes robust without being bitter. I love it through all its levels of strength and will happily sit and drink the pot to the bottom.
I've just started getting into herbal teas and came across this company from a subscription box I get. This particular tea is lovely, it smells and tastes amazing. Pure luxury, I will be ordering a bigger size soon and I highly recommend this company.