Rose Tea from Vietnam!

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My cousin James just returned from quite an adventure through Eastern Asia and ending in New Zealand. On these travels we had been in contact via e-mail, and he told me to expect a package in the mail. A few weeks later, a very curious package arrived in the mail:

The package contained something that I was quite happy to receive; inside was a great letter and a wonderful gift from Vietnam – Rose Tea:

The tea is effectively dried rosebuds in a package, such an intriguing idea to use roses as an herbal tea! Interesting fact: Roses are very closely related genetically to apples.

Anyhow, Desi and I decided to try out the tea, and I found it quite crisp and very aromatic, Desi found it wonderful as well – a great tea with a unique story! Desi and I both thought it was a nice romantic gift for us to share.

We also made a cup of it for Desi’s mom, and I think that out of the three of us, I enjoyed it the most – I love these special herbal teas. Thanks very much for the great gift James, I’m still shocked it made it through customs without a problem!


  1. Desi
    May 19th, 2010 | 10:31 pm

    Hi again to everyone!!!

    Sweetheart, I always find it amazing when you share about many of the things that you/we experience. The tea was great!!! And the pictures turned out wonderful as always!!!Thank you to James, very thoughtful present!

    I love you so very much sweet Donny, thank you for sharing the tea 😉 🙂 <3<3<3
    Desi <3 Donny

  2. Brent
    May 21st, 2010 | 11:48 am

    You are a far braver man than I Don.

    What I found interesting here is how Canada Customs just passes on “Rosebuds” in the mail.
    You’d think that some vaccum packed plant material from Vietnam would have raised SOMEBODY’s curiosity??

  3. James
    June 9th, 2010 | 7:21 pm

    YES! I have not checked your page in some time, but was delighted to see this post today! I am glad you liked the tea Don, and the reason I rushed to mail it to you was that New Zealand would never have let me into their country with this package – but no fear, shipping it to you was a safe bet and all went well. I will send you the picture of the market from which it was purchased – but you know me with pictures, don’t hold your breath 😉 I am enjoying my new Canon G10 here in Borneo – again, will share some photos (eventually)! -James

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