With its sunny, just-back-from-Bali demeanour, Green Rose is a celebration of the flavours of the tropics.
A much-loved member of the T2 family since the very beginning, Green Rose is one of our staples when it comes to green tea. And with all its incredible fruity flavours, plus those pretty rose petals, well, there’s a lot to love.
With a classic sencha green tea base, we then layer in loads of ripe flavours like mango, papaya and currants. The mango adds juiciness, while the papaya delivers a touch of zing. The currants keep it all nice and sweet, without any added sugar. A sprinkle of rose and blue cornflower petals, and you might just be looking at the most alluring and addictive green in our repertoire.
Our sommelier says
“Green Rose is great when you want a fruity sweet drink with all the benefits of a green tea.”
With all those lush flavours, Green Rose has become our go-to suggestion for anyone who wants to explore green tea, but isn’t sold on the more savoury, ‘bitter’ flavour profile. Filled with soft, easy-to-love fruits and florals, with a light green tea flavour in the background, Green Rose offers a gentle introduction.
With any green tea, the trick to avoiding the dreaded bitterness lies in how you brew it. Most make the mistake of using the same approach to black tea and pour boiling hot water directly on the leaves. Green tea hasn’t been as processed as black teas, so the leaves are much more susceptible to being scalded, and that’s what delivers a bitter, unsatisfying result. Instead, we’re going to go for something more around the 80°C (176°F) mark. But don’t worry, you don’t need a degree in calculus to work that out. Simply fill your cup with boiling water, add a splash of cold, then add your tea leaves. This will mean less bitterness but will also let all those fine fruity flavours shine bright.
Don’t take our word for it
This is the tea that made me fall in love with T2. The combination of green tea, rose and a subtle fruity taste are fantastic!
This is one of the best tasting green teas I've tried.
It has a beautiful rose scent that gives the tea a subtle but multidimensional flavor. It gives me a gentle boost to get through the afternoon.
A really enjoyable tea with gentle rose aromas and a smooth green tea.
I personally prefer to brew for a little longer than recommended to bring out the rose a little stronger
A sweet, tropical sensation filled with more fruit than Carmen Miranda’s headpiece!
Aroma & Taste
The aroma is sweet mango. Once brewed, notes of papaya, currant and a subtle underlying grassiness emerge.
Green tea, mango, papaya, currants, rose, sunflower petals.
Origin & Terroir
Papaya from Thailand, blue cornflower from Poland, rose petals from Pakistan.
Health & Wellness
Unsweetened green tea has been proven to help support a healthy heart.
How to brew Green Rose
- 1 tsp per cup
- 2-3 mins
- 80℃ (176℉)
- 2+ tsp per cup
- 1-2 mins
- 80℃ (176℉)
Add 1 teaspoon of Green Rose to your infuser. To make a pot, the general rule is 1 teaspoon per 250 ml/8.4 fl oz.
Fill the cup or pot with freshly boiled water and a splash of cold. Avoid heating water in the microwave.
Add the infuser and infuse for 2-3 minutes, or to desired strength.
Remove the infuser. Sip and enjoy!
Enhance the brightness of this tropical green with a squeeze of fresh lemon.
Add 2+ teaspoons of Green Rose per 250 ml/8.4 fl oz water to your infuser.
Half fill your cup or jug with freshly boiled water and a splash of cold, then add the infuser. This ensures there’s plenty of room to add ice later.
Infuse for 1-2 minutes, or to desired strength.
Remove the infuser and leave to cool.
Top with ice and fresh fruit to garnish.