25 grams of loose tea in a metal tin - makes 17 to 25 cups.
Country of Origin: Egypt
Region: Nile River Delta, Fayoum
Grade: 1st Grade New Crop
Caffeine Level: None
Antioxidant Level: Low
Cup Characteristics: Light floral notes and pleasant lingering finish.
Luxury Ingredients: Mini Rosebuds.
Sure roses look nice, but its their aroma that truly sets them apart from other garden flowers. As Shakespeare famously wrote in Romeo and Juliet, "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."
Or, as he less famously wrote in his Sonnet 54, "The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem for that sweet odor which doth in it live."
Now make no mistake, we certainly do also appreciate the beauty of roses, especially these exquisite, dried mini rosebuds. As with all teas and tisanes however, our hearts are truly enamored with how they react with our noses and taste buds. In this case, Metropolitan Tea has captured the full-throated perfume of rosebuds in season.
Stunning in every regard, these rosebuds perfectly dovetail into Shakespeare's other not-so-famous quote (from The Two Noble Kinsmen), "Of all the flowers, methinks a rose is best." We're sold! (Need more reason to love them? Roses are a rich source of Vitamins A, C, and E - which help hydrate the skin, and may reduce wrinkles). Hear hear!