I bought this over two years ago, and drank through over half of my tin then, and now have it back in my possession. It’s obviously lost some scent and flavour since then, but regardless of its age, I’m afraid to report that this one was bad.Not sure if my batch was off or if it’s just my palate, but there is something really off about this. The dry leaf smells dry and almost barn-like, and I can tell that it’s from the rose petals. Now, most now that I love florals. I love the smell and taste of roses, so for me to encounter a rose that makes my stomach turn? Even fresh, when I’d brew it up, it smelled more barn-like (mixed in with the rose scent) and it tasted like it smell. The cacao shells were there but the rose just overwhelmed and ruined everything.
It’s like the roses mixed in with the manure they were flourishing in and somehow that all ended up in the tin with the cacao shells. No sense in torturing myself trying to drink this up so into the garbage the rest of this goes.