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
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I love this tea as it’s delicate in flavour, with a subtle hint of rose. Lovely drank black or with a dash of skimmed milk. The best rose tea I can find
This tea is amazing, brews to a beautiful colour, smells fantastic and has a delicious, mildly floral, slightly citrus taste.
This is my new favourite tea.
Also delivery was nice and quick.
This tea is truly beautiful, I tried a sample through a subscription box and I couldn't resist ordering a bigger bag. It manages to be both refreshing yet warming and soothing at the same time and can be drank any time of day. A lovely cup of tea
Unlikethe rose congou or rose pouchong sold by some other suppliers, this has a really distinct rose flavour and aroma. Quite 'scenty', as you might expect, but it makes a refreshing change for an afternoon tea.
My wife had Rose Congou tea in a tea shop and I managed to track it down to Tea Cakes of York. We have tried other versions of Rose Congou tea but this one is peerless