Received this as a free item. When I opened it and smelt it I wasn’t over impressed however, once brewed I was hooked. It’s such a smooth tea with a flavour that’s not harsh or bitter for me it’s the perfect tea. I drink it as it is. Will definitely be buying a bigger pack.
As the label says, a naturally slightly sweet tea, but that doesn't mean it's not a proper black tea - it's definitely not green or herbal tasting. The scent when you open the pack is heavenly. This was quite different to any tea I'd tried before - I'm not used to tea smelling of roses, but I loved it.
Rose Congou is refreshing and has a nice edge to it, and I recommend it. It works well as a cold or iced tea too. It has a delicate taste. But you can let it stew too (I sometimes put my teapot on my woodstove to keep it hot, and that works fine). If you happen to use other flavoured teas, it's worth brewing a pot of 'normal' tea (in my case, Keemun) in between, because the tastes of flavoured teas can neutralise each other (vanilla and rose congou cancel each other out, for example). Same applies to some cakes and biscuits. It works with milk and some plant milks. Sometimes I do a one-third Keemun and two-thirds Rose Congou brew. Let Rose Congou brew for at least five minutes. It's well worth trying.