Valentine's Day, a beautiful expression of love or a tired Hallmark Holiday, either way, I'm not gettin' any, so fuck it.
In a fantastic display of fu-fu ickiness, The Republic of Tea releases their Rose Petal Tea every January. Given my profound contempt for the Ministers, I thought this tea would be the ideal vehicle for a bit of sophmoric silliness. Only it turned out to be kind of good.
I have had a rose-scented tea before, and was not impressed, but I think it works out much better with a full-bodied black tea such as this. The aroma is very strong, perfume-y, but the actual tea is more subdued. The rose turns a brisk but simple black tea into naturally sweet, toothsome goodness, great for the morning after.