Rose Congou tea: traditional China tea
Rose Congou tea is produced by layering freshly picked rose petals with black tea. The petals are then removed and fresh ones added until the required intensity of flavour is produced. Having a subtle rose aroma the infusion is rich and bronze with little tannin. It is deeply and unmistakably rose on the palate without sweetness. Use one teaspoon per cup and one for the pot with freshly boiling water and infuse for three minutes. Lovely. Serve without milk.
“A lovely smooth tea ideal for drinking in the afternoon, with a good quality China tea used as a base and just the correct amount of Rose flavouring.”
“A very original tea that I had been longing to try. Wild aroma and idea.”
My favorite “It is not only visually appealing, it has such a smooth and delightful flavour that adds a soothing start to my morning or gentle slow down (but not too slow) to my afternoon.”
“I bought this tea last year. I love the scent and taste of rose. It has a very soothing quality to it. It also reminds me of the tea I used to drink in Gurukul, India. I am unconventional in that I prefer this tea with a little milk and honey. But its a lovely blend.”
Lovely teas and excellent service! “A friend bought me some rose congou for a gift and I was hooked! Searched online for a supplier and settled with Grey’s for their informative, easily navigable website. I wasn’t disappointed! Well packed fresh tea and fast delivery. Will buy from Grey’s again and again. Highly Recommended.”
Perfect rose flavour tea “This is our favourite all day tea. Best without milk. A lovely Chinese black tea, with roses.”
A gorgeous drink “This traditional China tea is produced by tossing freshly picked rose petals onto black tea and mixing with natural rose oil. The cup is rich, dark with a subtle rose aroma and no tannin. A gorgeous drink. very nice, not too strong on the roses.”
See also our China Green Tea with Rose.
Tea from Grey’s Teas
Our teas are loose leaf and we specialise in large leaf grades. All are made using traditional orthodox methods. Our teas are from named tea gardens or defined areas of origin.
Sourcing our tea
Rose Congou tea has been chosen for its distinctive, balanced flavour, aroma and appearance. Our tea is carefully sourced from long-established shippers. We can therefore guarantee the quality and origin of each tea and that it conforms to UK food and drink health regulations and our own demanding grading requirements.
The benefits of loose leaf tea
This loose leaf tea enables the full flavour characteristics of the tea to infuse. This tea is chosen for its high grade which imparts the flavour and aroma characteristics for which this tea is best known. A little extra time is necessary when infusing large leaf grades but you will be rewarded with a superior, more balanced cup. You will be well rewarded for your patience!
There are generally several packing options to choose from. These are 60 grams, 125 grams and 250 grams, the default being 125 grams in a packet. Our silver-coloured packets are a triple laminate of paper, foil and cellophane, specifically designed for tea. Alternatively, you can select a tin caddy for your tea. These square, silver coloured caddies have hinged lids. Again, 60 gram, 125 gram and 250 gram options are generally available as options which can be selected from the drop-down list. Packets and caddies have full-colour labels.
For delivery our standard shipping is second class post unless you choose an alternative option such as first class post or courier. Free UK shipping is available for orders over £30 and free first class post can be chosen for orders over £50.
Storing your tea
Store your tea with care by ensuring it is stored air-tight, away from heat, light, moisture and strong aromas. Our standard best-before period is one year from packing and all teas are packed to order.
A guide to our tea
At the checkout you may choose to receive a free, full-colour, eight-page guide to our tea. For more information about buying our loose leaf teas see our page How to Buy the Best Loose Leaf Tea.