TEA OF ROMANCE
flavour profile: exquisite rose & smooth, honey-like, delicate black tea
ingredients: Chinese black tea, rose petals
Our authentic Rose Petal Tea is made using traditional production methods that date back hundreds of years. Rose petals are paired with a remarkably smooth black tea with a honey kissed flavour. This blend tastes as though sweetener has been added (even though none has). In traditional Chinese medicine, rose is said to bring harmony & peace to the spirit.
Enjoy this tea on its own as a soothing drink that transports you away from the stresses & strains of the day. It tastes like dessert in a glass! Use it to make a divine tea latte or a seductive rose infused hot chocolate (see below for recipe instructions). Use it to make a wonderful ROSE INFUSED SYRUP which can be drizzled over crepes, pancakes, waffles, ice cream or fruit salads.
Nowadays, most rose teas on the market are made with artificial rose flavouring. This is not the case here - we never use artificial flavours & are delighted to offer you the goodness of natural ingredients, which offer superb taste, added nutrients & are also more eco-friendly.
SPICED ROSE: mix with equal parts HERBAL CHAI TEA
PERSIAN SMOOTHIE: blend equal parts chilled tea & vanilla ice cream
ROSE PETAL TEA LATTE: brew tea double strength & mix with equal parts of your favourite dairy-free milk. Enjoy hot or iced.
ROSE PETAL HOT CHOCOLATE: brew tea double strength. Mix with equal parts of your favourite hot chocolate. Optional: Add 1 oz of your favourite spirit (pairs beautifully with gin and vodka) per cup.
ROSE PETAL TEA SYRUP: click HERE for full recipe
Pour 2 cups of water over 1 tsp. of SILK ROAD premium quality, organic loose tea. This may not seem like a lot of tea but SILK ROAD teas are incredibly fresh & flavourful, which means that you don’t need very much in order to produce a delicious cup of tea. Using any more tea leaves can result in a cup of tea that is too strong.
- herbal tea bring water to a full, rolling boil | steep 7-10 minutes
- wellness tea bring water to a full, rolling boil | cover & steep 7-10 minutes
- green tea bring water to just before the boil begins | steep 1-3 minutes
- black tea bring water to a full, rolling boil | steep 2-5 minutes
- white tea bring water to just before the boil begins | steep 3-5 minutes
- oolong tea bring water to the boil | steep 5-7 minutes
Loose teas are sold in refillable tins to preserve the tea’s superb flavour, freshness and nutrients. Normally, we encourage you to bring your empty tins into our shops to refill. However, this is currently on pause due to COVID-19. We’re delighted to offer another eco-friendly, low-waste way to re-use your tins!
Brown bag refills are available when you purchase tea in-store and online. Simply select “refill” to receive your tea in a brown bag refill. Immediately transfer the tea to the original tin it came in, once the brown bag refill is home or has arrived in the mail. Brown bags are 100% recyclable, compostable, biodegradable and made of post-consumer recycled paper.
CAN I STORE TEA IN THE BROWN BAG REFILL? No, it is a short term method for transport only and is not suitable for storing. It will not maintain tea’s freshness, nutrients and flavour. It does not protect against exposure to air, liquid or moisture. Air exposure causes nutrient & flavour loss; liquid/moisture causes tea to mildew. As soon as you get home from the shop, or when it arrives in the mail, transfer tea immediately into Silk Road tins - they are designed to preserve the tea.
ABOUT TEA SIZES Refer to the above chart - our loose teas are sold by volume, not weight.