TEA OF THE WEEK: ELMWOOD INN ROSE
Elmwood Inn:Rose is a delectable black tea with the addition of rose petals. The aroma instantly reminds you of walking through a rose garden on a late Spring morning. The taste, when steeped for exactly 3 minutes, is very smooth. The oil from the dried petals creates a very pleasing and subtle aftertaste and not the least bit bitter. I've been drinking this tea black with no milk or sugar added but it would be delicious with them as well...Enjoy!
A Little Budding Rose
by Emily Bronte
It was a little budding rose,
Round like a fairy globe,
And shyly did its leaves unclose
Hid in their mossy robe,
But sweet was the slight and spicy smell
It breathed from its heart invisible.
The rose is blasted, withered, blighted,
Its root has felt a worm,
And like a heart beloved and slighted,
Failed, faded, shrunk its form.
Bud of beauty, bonnie flower,
I stole thee from thy natal bower.
I was the worm that withered thee,
Thy tears of dew all fell for me;
Leaf and stalk and rose are gone,
Exile earth they died upon.
Yes, that last breath of balmy scent
With alien breezes sadly blent!