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Wild Roses

Cup of Love from Big Heart Tea. . . . .

This tea has two ingredients, rose petals and tulsi, also known as holy basil. On paper, this seems too sparse. I mean I like tulsi quite a bit but I’ll be the first to stay that it shines when balanced with other herbs and flavors. Looking at the leaves in the bag, I’m slightly more encouraged. The rose petals are vibrant and numerous, and the tulsi is lush and green. Lots of big leaves, no crushed tea powder here.

Brewed, there is a lovely cinnamon-like flavor in the smell and taste. Since there is no cinnamon in the blend, I must attribute this surprising spiciness to the tulsi.  Beyond this first warm cinnamon burst, there is the familiar earthiness and sweet-herbal basil flavor of the tulsi. The rose petals are gentle, just a hint of something lighter and more romantic, which keeps the earthy tulsi from being too sour or herbaceous.

As someone who is skeptical of rose teas, I will say this one does it right: not at all perfume-like, but plenty sweet and floral.

I’m impressed by the full flavor of a this two-ingredient tea. Robust and drinkable, and a caffeine-free herbal blend to boot.

It is also a very beautiful-looking dry leaf, and with all the bright pink rose petals, which may make it a great gift for a tea-loving friend who can show off its colors in their tea cabinet.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Big Heart Tea
Description:

Cup of Love is a mild, nurturing, naturally sweet rose tea. Crafted by hand to reduce stress and soothe your soul. A floral olfactory release, just like a hug from your grandma.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Amore’ from The Persimmon Tree

Amore from The Persimmon Tree
Amore from The Persimmon Tree

Tea Information:

Leaf Type: White

Where to Buy: The Persimmon Tree 

Tea Description:

The Amore loose leaf white tea features a beautiful blend of organic flower-scented white loose-leaf teas, wild roses, organic peppermint and seasonally selected botanicals.

With its refreshing and aromatic qualities, drinking a cup of Amore white tea makes a great occasion for an after meal pick-up, or for sipping in the evening with someone you love.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Amore’ from The Persimmon Tree is a beautiful tea to look at and I find it to be so soothing, relaxing, and just calming. I always have a cup of tea beside me on the table when I fall asleep at night, even if I don’t finish it, I just like to know a cup is there. This tea will be a perfect bedside companion!

Delicate big white tea leaves that look all fluffy like clouds or a big squishy pillow, pretty roses, the soothing, breathe easy aroma of mint, what more could one ask for at night?

I have found that I do not love mint teas the way that I once did, yet my love for floral teas has developed more. I still like mint, but I appreciate the floral aspect of this tea more so than the mint aspect that I used to love. I feel the balance in this tea airs a bit more on the mint side but the floral does come through wonderfully as does the white base.

Everything about this tea tastes natural. I have done a lot of essential oil and herb blending in my days and I can say that I do not detect anything less than natural in this tea blend. Plus organic elements are used which I respect greatly!

I have taken some quotes from The Persimmon Tree’s “About Us” page located here and I could not agree more!

“Simply put, tea is one of life’s rewarding pleasures.  It makes us feel better by giving us a relaxing escape from life’s hectic pace.”

“A cup of tea can wake you up in the morning, compliment your afternoon, or take you away to a restful place in the evening. The tea-brewing ritual is one that can be therapeutic, enjoyable, social, and even sacred.”

I could not agree more especially when it comes to this tea, being so soothing, relaxing, calming. I think I like this even more than a chamomile tea for bedtime although I swear I do taste chamomile in here.

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Also as an added bonus The Persimmon Tree is offering SororiTea Sister readers a special discount which you can use between now and 1/31/2012. Just use the code SororiTea-Amore-0113 at check out for 20% off this Amore White Tea!

Amore Tea from Persimmons Tree

Tea Type:
White Tea

Where To Buy:
The Persimmon Tree

Direct Link to this tea in their store:
http://www.persimmontreetea.com/amore-tea.html

Product Description:

* Ingredients – Organic White Teas, Wild Roses, Organic Peppermint, Seasonally Selected Botanicals
* Characteristics – Refreshing, Mild, Fragrant, Organic
* Flavors – Fruity, Minty

A beautiful blend of organic flower-scented white teas, wild roses, organic peppermint and seasonally selected botanicals.

Its refreshing and aromatic qualities make it great for an after meal pick-up, or for sipping in the evening with someone you love.

Tasters Review:

I’ve said it before and I will say it again (and again)…I’m VERY impressed with The Persimmon Tree Tea Company’s Selection and quality of flavors/products!

The dry aroma of their Amore Tea is mostly minty but also has a stronger Rose Aroma as a secondary scent.  The post infusion aroma is mostly Rose but a nice refreshing Mint Scent, too.

The color is a light brown with a little gray.  The taste is very nice, pretty, and pleasant!

The Rose and Mint are about 50/50 equal in flavor…this in itself amazes me! The white tea is noticeable as well.  This is a great uplifting and refreshing aftertaste!  I really like this!  Another winner from Persimmon Tree Tea Company!