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Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me this gem! While I don’t tend to favor rooibos blends, one sniff and I knew this would be good. It smells like a caramel macchiato! I know there’s no actual coffee/espresso flavor in here, but it’s got an earthy richness that reminds me of fancy coffee house drinks.

I cold brewed this, which I really hadn’t thought to do but someone recommended it and I just had to try it out. I was hoping it would cut out some of the medicinal nature of rooibos, and lo and behold, it did! All the good woodsy, earthy aspects are brought to the forefront but the parts that make me nauseous are gone. Wellll almost, there’s just a teeny teeny bit of the medicinal-ness at the very end that I am willing to overlook because this is so yummy!

It is definitely caramel, and quite strong at that. Maybe not caramel candies, but caramel syrup: not heavy and rich, but light yet deep on flavor. It really really tastes like coffee too, I just can’t get the association out of my head. Iced caramel coffee, delicious! This is REALLY good, and I think I might actually be buying a rooibos blend of my own free will once my generous sample runs out.

canadianadia

I’ve never been a fan of rooibos teas either, but I’ve only tried the teabag variety. After reading your tealog I think I’ll have to get some from Davids to give it a fair chance to win my tastebuds over..

Alphakitty

It is definitely worth trying! Rooibos is really an acquired taste, discovering you can cold brew it and get rid of the medicinal taste has really changed my opinion of it a lot. Now I’m not so scared of rooibos blends!

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canadianadia

I’ve never been a fan of rooibos teas either, but I’ve only tried the teabag variety. After reading your tealog I think I’ll have to get some from Davids to give it a fair chance to win my tastebuds over..

Alphakitty

It is definitely worth trying! Rooibos is really an acquired taste, discovering you can cold brew it and get rid of the medicinal taste has really changed my opinion of it a lot. Now I’m not so scared of rooibos blends!

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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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