A Roseate Bloom in your Cup

Rose Label Reserve

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A Tea Expert's Choice

Nalin Modha, a tea manufacturing consultant and a veteran teamaker at Darjeeling, played a key role in discovering Rose Label Reserve amongst multiple different cultivars in the farm.

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Vetted by Expert Sommelier

Chris MacNitt, the Tea Development Lead of Starbucks, vouched for this unique tea while tasting 20 different teas made in our family farm in Phidim, Nepal.

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A Rosy Elixir in Your Palate

Rose Label Reserve has a burst of sweet camphor reminiscent of an early rose bloom as the top note, floral tones of eucalyptus with slight sweetness of honey and brown sugar as the middle note, and a calming zing of minty citrus as the bottom note.

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Steep Hills Make the Best Tea

Rose Label Reserve is a high elevation tea infused with the microclimatic benefits of the Himalayan foothills. Nepali teas are generally more floral and lighter than teas from other sources.

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Chandra's Magic

This year's Rose Label Reserve was made by the careful artisanship of Chandra Bhattarai. Chandra is one of the teamakers of Kanchanjangha Tea Estate and Research Center, our family farm and the first organic certified tea estate of Nepal.

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Rose Label Reserve - 2023 Harvest

Rose Label Reserve - 2023 Harvest
Rose Label Reserve - 2023 Harvest
Rose Label Reserve - 2023 Harvest
Rose Label Reserve - 2023 Harvest

Rose Label Reserve - 2023 Harvest

As soon as you smell the dry leaves, a gust of rose and fruity flowers engulf you and this is just the beginning of your Rose Label Experience.
Put a few drop of water to this tea leaves and shake it in a bowl and smell it again and you’ll be blown away with the next layer of aromas bursting out of the leaves, the fruity rose is bolder along with a delicious honey aroma that will speak to your soul.
Quantity: 100 grams / 3.5 oz
Regular price $ 100.00
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  • Your purchase also includes an online tea tasting event with Chris MacNitt on September 10th!

Flavor notes: Camphorous Rose | Honey | Citrus

  • Fresh | Handpicked | Direct
  • Certified Organic
  • 100% Natural Ingredients
  • Free shipping over $49 | Free returns
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way

Customer Reviews

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connor christianson
Experience:
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rose

I thought that the tea was alright. I couldn't taste the rose unlike my aunt and grandma since it was to subtle for me.

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Bryan Levy
Experience:
Very Bad
Very good
It's ok, not worth the price point

I was anxious to try the Rose Reserve once it arrived. According to the description on their website, it sounded delicious. I did brew it and made two infusions. After trying it, I was disappointed. I did pick up delicate notes of wood, floral, and underlying notes of muscatel/raisin, but no rose aroma or flavor. There was a sweet spot of a cooler temperature range where all the previously mentioned notes did come through a bit stronger, but it did not last long. For a black tea, it is refreshing that all the notes are not that intense, just a bit less delicate.

The bigger question is would I buy this again? Absolutely NOT. Not currently at the high price point where it stands. If it was at a more affordable competitive price for black tea, Yes I would.

I'm not entirely sure why this tea is so expensive. It could be clever marketing. Unfortunately, the Rose Reserve is not going to be on my current list to try again.

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Rose Label Reserve - 2023 Harvest

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Vicki Hauser
Experience:
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Rose

I’ve only had it once and didn’t find it to have much taste. I’ll try again and hope for better flavor.

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Griffin Bohm
Experience:
Very Bad
Very good
One of the Best Teas I’ve ever tried

Just honestly a delightful tea. It’s really a true black tea that has rose accents, it’s certainly not overly perfumed or sweet (ie it isn’t fake - all that flavor came out of the ground). Would buy again and again

Dating back to nearly half a century ago, the Rose Label Reserve tea comes from the rare Bannockburn #157 Motherbush. This tea takes you right in the middle of a roseate bloom. You open up the pack and the air is redolent of a rose garden fondly worked on and curated just for you. Breathe that aroma in and invite a pleasant moment into your life.

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Testimonials from Experts

★★★★★

I am so glad Kanchanjangha Tea Estate and Research Center took up my advice and guidance to produce this rarity and share it with the world. This tea is nothing short of rose gardens in your cup. The palate that this tea brings to you is so memorable that it stays with you for hours after your very last sip.

Nalin Modha
Tea Manufacturing Consultant, Darjeeling
★★★★★

This tea filled with the passion of the people who make it opens up a beautiful bouquet of floral rose that infuses the entire experience. Nepal is an origin whose terroir challenges tea producers, but has the potential to forge a unique place within the industry.

Chris MacNitt
Tea Development Lead at Starbucks, New York
★★★★★

As you open the packet, you meet the tea for the first time. It’s a love at first fragrance – a garden of roses that slowly develops and matures into vanilla like soft sweetness. You just can't stop smelling this tea!

Nishchal Banskota
Founder - Nepal Tea Collective