Our Rose Story
At the end of the 18th century, France's Joséphine de Beauharnais Queen, the love of Napoleon's life. She purchased the Chateau de Malmaison and had it landscaped in an “English” style. She hired landscapers and horticulturalists expert from the United Kingdom. To expresse her love to the Rose, Flower Queen of romance and elegance, Joséphine built a rose garden soon after purchase. In order to collect all known roses in the world. Napoleon ordered his warship commanders to search all seized vessels for plants to be forwarded to Malmaison. Pierre-Joseph Redouté, the greatest botanical illustrator of all time was commissioned by her to paint the flowers from her gardens. The "Godmother of modern rosomaniacs" hosted the first rose exhibition, in 1810. In 1817, 168 plates of roses were catalogued in the first written history of the cultivation of roses, called Les Roses.
Today in the 21st century, we are inspired by the Empress Joséphine's love of roses. To pursue the Queen's unconditional love to the roses. We reserve all kinds of high quality roses around the world to blend our rose tea. Through the aroma and the infusion of our rose tea, we will take you back to the story of the loving rose. To pay tribute to our Godmother, our brand is named after the world first encyclopedia of roses, Les Roses.