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I don’t like rooibos at all. That being said, I do love s’mores, and I couldn’t resist getting a sample of this. I mean, it’s not like I would be stuck with a bunch if I hated it! Sadly it’s discontinued, but replaced with a very similar blend I see which is good because I LOVE this tea!

I steeped it for 20 minutes, which seems like a very long time but it’s the suggested amount. I think it really paid off—I sniffed it a few times during the brewing, and while it smelled pretty rooibos-y after 10 minutes that weird medicinal odor was gone after 20! I think I might actually go back and experiment with some of my rooibos blends with longer steeps, maybe it masks the flavor better or brings out different aspects?

In any case, this tastes nothing like what I expect from rooibos, except maybe it adds a little woodsy-ness. What it DOES taste like is crusty, buttery, delicious graham cracker and soft marshmallow. It’s pretty darn amazing! As others have said the chocolate is almost non-existent, but I don’t really mind much. In fact, I think I’ll mix the rest of my sample with Della Terra’s S’mores (which I find strong on the chocolate but lacking in graham cracker flavor). This tea is so rich and luscious, but not too heavy. I know I said it doesn’t taste chocolate-y but it does remind me of red velvet cake for some reason, so I guess there’s a little chocolate! There’s also a bit of a tanginess, which I suppose is why I am getting the red velvet association.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Whispering Pines Tea Company

You know…I’ve been getting such positive reviews on this that I’m contemplating making it a seasonal tea. Bring it back in the winter, yes? :)

Kiaharii

Aw, I missed out on this! :(

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Yeah, I’ve decided to make it seasonal. It’ll be available from November to the end of January :) WOOT!~

Azzrian

I am going to have to try this with red rooibos as well. I got so tired of rooibos.

Fjellrev

That’s one scrumptious sounding tea, and I don’t even care for rooibos either. Who would have thought that steeping it even longer would make the taste less rooibos-y.

Alphakitty

Oh yay, so glad it’s coming back!

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Whispering Pines Tea Company

You know…I’ve been getting such positive reviews on this that I’m contemplating making it a seasonal tea. Bring it back in the winter, yes? :)

Kiaharii

Aw, I missed out on this! :(

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Yeah, I’ve decided to make it seasonal. It’ll be available from November to the end of January :) WOOT!~

Azzrian

I am going to have to try this with red rooibos as well. I got so tired of rooibos.

Fjellrev

That’s one scrumptious sounding tea, and I don’t even care for rooibos either. Who would have thought that steeping it even longer would make the taste less rooibos-y.

Alphakitty

Oh yay, so glad it’s coming back!

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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