I was recently in St. Davids Ontario in Niagara wine country. I was there to review the Woodbourne Inn. They feature the “double breakfast” which starts with organic juice, tea or coffee and a fresh baked pastry. Out of my usual routine I decided to try an Organic Sakura Rose tea from Genuine Tea in Toronto. I order most teas from Tea Squared or David’s Teas so Genuine Tea was a new player on the block for me.
So for my first breakfast a pot of Sakura Rose tea it was. It is organic green tea (steamed Sencha) with organic rose petals and jasmine petals. I love my jasmine tea so why not see what rose petals do to the tea. So with my organic pear juice and pastry for the Woodbourne first breakfast I savoured Sakura Rose. The blend here was perfect as no element overpowered the other. It was a lightly flavoured tea. On the nose apricot and applesauce dominated with lesser notes of baked apple, orange marmalade and a hint of cinnamon. The apple sauce and marmalade notes carried onto the palate with a twist of rose petal Turkish delight. The finish was medium length and tannins were barely noticeable.
Sakura Rose was perfectly blended and suited the Cinnamon French Toast topped with tangerine infused with lavender, maple syrup and pa pa cream.
Should you be headed to the Niagara region and are intrigued about the multiple breakfasts prepared by a top-notch chef take a look at my review of The Woodbourne Inn at https://a-little-birdie-told-me.ca/2022/11/07/rks-hotels-the-woodbourne-inn-at-st-davids-niagara-on-the-lake-just-like-home/
You can order at https://www.genuinetea.ca/ at $9.95 for 50 grams.
RKS Tea Meister Rating of Genuine Tea’s Sakura Rose Tea 91/100.