Hey there Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing Cup & Saucer Teas – Rose & Kiwi Tisane. I enjoyed the first tisane I tried from Cup & Saucer Teas so much and because of that I definitely went I to this tasting session with high expectations. I won’t lie i was also a little bit nervous going into this tasting session because as much as I love rose in blends I’ve never had a tisane in which it was the base and the star of the show so I was worried that it was going to end up being to much for me.. But I was ready for it to prove me wrong.
Here’s what Cup & Saucer Teas have to say about this tisane on their website: ”Dried Kiwi pieces have been added to our Tuscany Rose Petals to create this simply dreamy blend. Delicious hot or cold with ice”.
Ingredients: Dried Tuscany Rose Petals & Dried Kiwi Pieces (V)To me this blend smells almost exactly like Turkish delight it’s very heavy on the rose aroma wise but I was able to pick out subtle sweet and fruity notes from the kiwi as well. While I really enjoy rose when it’s in blends and pair with green or black tea. I can’t say I’m normally a huge fan of it on its own so when I smelt it for the first time and found that the rose was quite strong so I was a little bit worried that it was going to be to much for me.
Tea Tasting Notes
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you will know that I love both fruity and floral tisanes but until I tried this I had never thought of pairing them together. So when I took my first sip of this tisane I wasn’t sure what to expect and it definitely took me by surprise. I love rose and Kiwi separately but I never once took a moment to think about whether or not they would pair well together. Like I said previously I have never had blend in which rose was the main ingredient and I was worried before going into this tasting session that it would be far to strong for me and sadly I think I was right to worry.While they do pair well together and create a let’s say interesting cup, I’m not quite sure on my opinions on it. Flavour wise it’s floral, fruity and sweet but the rose is just a little bit too strong for me and set both my heart burn and my migraines off so it might not be something I can have any right away. Don’t get me wrong I loved the flavour of it but I think it’s just a little bit to strong for me and I can’t chance drinking it if it’s a possible trigger for my migraines. This probably won’t effect any of you out there though so I would high recommend trying it especially if you are a fan of Rose. The Kiwi wasn’t as strong as the rose but it did come through towards the back of the mouth and left a sweet aftertaste that paired perfectly with the floral notes provided by the Rose. It’s a little bit drying in the mouth but I find that’s normally the case with floral blends it really can’t be helped.
Overall Teacup Rating: 4.5/5 | Flavour wise I loved this tisane and if I hadn’t have set both my heartburn and my migraines off it would have definitely got a 5/5
If you want to find out more about Cup & Saucer Teas and purchase this delightfully floral and fruity tisane for yourself, you can do both here. As always if you have any questions either stick them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley