Product Type: Yogi Tea Tea
Newest Review: ... it will appeal to women more than men. I might be wrong here, but certainly in our house that is the way it seems, as my husband and son w... more
Rose Tea For Tranquil Moments.
Yogi Organic Herb & Flower Infusion, Rose
Member Name: Machair1
Yogi Organic Herb & Flower Infusion, Rose
Advantages: A rich rose tea
Disadvantages: Individually warpped with strings so not ideal for the environment.
Rose tea made by Yogi is a tea I really enjoy and here is why.
First of all it is easily available, and a quick trip into Holland and Barrett is all you need to stock up on this. You'll find it by the herb teas in general, but in our store in Chelmsford it is sited on the bottom shelf. This doesn't really promote it well enough, as I for one let it pass me by for a long time before I stopped one day to look over the entire range. You can also buy it from independent health food stores as well as online retailers such as Goodness Direct, who can be found at www.goodnessdirect.com.
You can expect to pay £2.09 for 15 bags.
The tea bags are organic and have full approval from The Soil Association.
Now everything about these tea bags is spiritual, by that I don't mean I have laced mine with a whisky tipple, but they are intended, as many of the Yogi range are, to calm the mind, body and the spirit. The package has a beautiful frontage with a Chinese bowl of pink tea surrounded by roses and hibiscus flowers. My first thought about this tea is that it will appeal to women more than men. I might be wrong here, but certainly in our house that is the way it seems, as my husband and son will not choose this tea, but will certainly drink it and enjoy it when I make it for them. The packet however looks feminine.
The bags are individually wrapped and opening the box releases a rose aroma which is highly perfumed, and sets the stage for the floral drink which is to come. Each individually wrapped bag has a little tag attached, and each has a message unique to that bag. An example of this is the one I had this morning which said "Compassion has no limit. Kindness has no enemy". Thought provoking statements which make you think while you drink. It is certainly an interesting idea, though the fact that these bags have a string on them worries me, as these are difficult to dispose of, and certainly a rival company of theirs who make Celestial Seasonings teas will not use these strings, as they end up in landfills over time, which is of course far from ideal.
The bags though called Rose are made from a myriad of other ingredients, and in fact the main ingredient is in fact hibiscus flowers. Also in this tea are chamomile flowers, elderflower, linden flowers, rose petals, sunflower petals, cinnamon, lavender flowers, yarrow flowers, ginger, black pepper, fennel, turmeric root, alfalfa, buckhorn, cardamom, and cloves, I have to say I shuddered when I saw elderflowers were in there as I have tried some teas made from this recently that were simply disgusting, but I shouldn't have worried because the rose shines through everything else and it is quite simply a rose tea.
To make the tea you simply boil some water, pour over the bag which you have placed in a mug or cup, and wait until the desired strength is obtained. I actually leave the bag in the water as it doesn't seem to get too strong, and then you are left with the aroma and taste of an English rose garden. The tea is pale pink and the scent says Turkish delight to me like nothing else. It is absolutely lovely and perfect to enjoy at any time of the day or night. This isn't one to add anything to; you don't want sugar and certainly not milk, as the hibiscus flowers will curdle it.
If you aren't dieting then some Turkish delight, preferably the one made by Fry's, that little bar, old fashioned but still lovely, or some rose cream chocolates really go well with this, as does a scone spread with rose petal jam which I have in my cupboard from Lakeland, and this is something French which goes a treat with the tea.
The box claims that the 8 blossoms and flowers which make up this tea are "a joyful dance of flavours never to be forgotten"; well certainly they have won a place in my top few herb teas which I regularly enjoy as a change from tea and coffee. The brilliant thing about this tea is that it has no caffeine, and is pure hydration, so in this hot weather it is another way to increase fluid intake, without calories.
Yogi makes many lovely teas under the trade name Golden Temple Natural Products and you can visit them at
Here you will discover that this tea is part of a range of 5 new teas including, mandarin, jasmine, ginseng flower, and lotus. I am planning to try these in the near future.
This is an exotic tea with a rich rose flavour and one I can highly recommend.
Summary: A really lovely tea to enjoy everyday
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