This white tea blend features a base of White Peony and presents a fresh floral bouquet with a bright minty finish. With the addition of comforting elements like lavender and jasmine scented green tea, we created a sophisticated take on the traditional Chinese tea pairing of roses and white tea. Experience the masterful balance of this blend with its cheerful taste and aroma.
Facts and Stories on Roses and Peppermint
Roses have that amazing fragrant aroma and are available in many colors with red being the favorite on Valentine’s Day. Not many males will have failed to give a bunch of red roses to their sweetheart in their courting or married life. The famous line from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is when she said “That which we call a rose by any other name would be just as sweet”. Apart from the aroma when it is added to tea blends it also contributes to the visual appearance.
The classic saying “take time to smell the roses” is for everyone in the hectic bustle of the 21st century, but what are the origins. From our research it is not clear but the best derivation seems to be the joining of two sayings and ironically one relates to coffee. “stop and smell the roses” and "wake up and smell the coffee” in the 1940’s.
Roses originate from around 32 million years ago according to fossils discovered in the Northern Hemisphere, Europe, America, the Middle East and the Orient. There are now 150 species that are sold for landscaping.
Peppermint was first discovered in England in the late 18th century and is a flowering perennial. Probably the world’s most well-known aroma, it was named in Greek mythology when Menthe was turned into a peppermint plant after Proserpine found that Pluto was in love with her.
Cultivated mainly in Europe it is a hybrid of the spearmint plant and water mint and is a perennial that grows easily and can spread rapidly to overtake a location. It likes moisture and therefore likes growing by the side of streams and drainage ditches.
Used in many applications like chewing gum, ice cream and toothpaste, but ironically the most popular use is for blending or flavoring drinks, especially tea. At English Tealeaves we offer it as an herbal, the classic Moroccan mint blended with green tea, a mint vanilla blend and as a flavor with chocolate mint and After 7. In England it is used as a condiment when chopped in small pieces with vinegar & sugar and served with roast lamb as against the mint jelly in the USA.
Used in medicine it has many health benefits such as improving nasal blockage as a menthol (the main ingredient of mint) vapor, reducing sickness when pregnant, to mention a few