China Rose Pouchong


This tea belongs to the classical ‘scented teas’. In China, it is also known as ‘Meigui Hongcha’ or Rose Pouchong. Scented teas have been around for a long time and are produced according to ancestral recipes; so before the advent of essential oil extracts one of the easiest scents to duplicate was ‘Rose’. The tea plantations would literally cut the rose blossoms from the plants bordering fields and pathways and sprinkle these blossoms into the tea. The result was a delicate but finely flavoured tea. Today the practice remains virtually the same, but some essential oils are used in the scenting process and freshly cut flowers are added to the tea for visual effects. The result is a delightfully attractive leaf accented with rose petals.

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