Hey there Teacups! I hope you’re all doing well, I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing Dear Tea Society’s Rosie Cardamom blend. This is the second blend I have tried now from Dear Tea Society and after loving their Daring Dorothy blend so much it think it’s safe to say that I went into trying this blend with very high expectations even though this blend has a green tea base and not a black tea base like their Dear Dorothy I still expected just as much from it quality wise. (If you haven’t read my review of Dear Tea Society’s Daring Dorothy blend you can find that here )Here’s what Dear Tea Society have to say about this blend: A very elegant and fine-tuned blend, made of exclusive Wulu Jade green tea – a refreshing infusion with chestnut notes in the finish. The cardamom and rose give this blend a romantic and sensual touch. It pairs well with elegant baked goods such cardamom pastries, shortbread or brioche. Medium caffeine – Water 80 – Brew for 3.5 – 4 mins.
Ingredients: Green Tea, Rose Petals, Cardamom
Tea Tasting Notes
I’ll be honest this is not a blend I would have reached for in a tea shop because while I love cardamom and green tea I’m not a huge fan of rose in tea blends especially green tea based blends as its so overpowering and often overpowers everything it is blended with and that’s what I was expecting from this blend because the rose is so strong its aroma but it proved me completely wrong and it has become a blend I reach for on an almost daily basis. To blend two strong ingredients like cardamom and rose together and then blend them both with green tea is such a brave thing to do and I’m so glad the team at Dear Tea Society chose to be brave and bring this blend to life.
I’ve been reaching for this pretty much on a daily basis and as a result of that I’m almost completely out of it and the fact that you can only buy this at The Dear Tea Society brick shop and not online makes me so sad. So Dear Tea Society team if you are reading this please make it available online so I can repurchase it time and time again my afternoons won’t be the same without it once it’s all gone.
The reason I love this blend so much is because it’s perfectly balance and even though the green light, sweet vegetal green tea base has two hard-hitting ingredients like rose and cardamom to breakthrough it stands its ground and it pairs so well with both the rose which only enhances the overall floral note and the cardamom which adds a spicy & earthy kick to the end of each mouthful. It’s one of if not the best green tea based blend I have had this year and I’m holding out hope I’ll be able to get hold of some more to enjoy throughout the rest of the year. The only way in which this blend falls slightly flat for me is the fact that the rose is quite drying and does leave my throat quite dry after each mouthful but you get used to it and the fact that the overall taste of the blend is so good makes you forget about it in a sense. Dear Tea Society really do know how to make phenomenal blends and I can’t wait to try even more of them throughout 2019.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
If you want to find out more about Dear Tea Society you can do that here and if you want to and purchase some of this tea for yourself or a loved you’ll have to visit the Dear Tea Society store as that it’s not currently avaible online. As always if you have any question at all 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