Backlog from last night! I got this tea as a swap from Ost. I wanted to purchase it when I made my order, but they were sold out of the 1 ounce packages and I didn’t want to buy a larger quantity not knowing if I would like it. The dry tea looks like mostly rooibos with some flower petals (Della Terra loves those) and some dried citrus peel. I have no idea what the leaf smells like because the resealable bag that it’s in smells strongly of S’mores (the other tea Ost sent me). I brewed 1.5 tsp for 3 minutes.

The brewed tea smelled lovely – like sweet lemon pudding and meringue. Yum yum yum! The taste followed suit. It’s light, sweet lemon at first, with the lovely addition of vanilla. There’s definitely a creaminess that I could associate with pudding and the vanilla kind of translates to meringue for me. The one thing I didn’t get from this was crust, but that’s okay with me. There was a nice lemony aftertaste. Honestly, the flavors were all nice, but this tea came out a bit weak for me. I have enough for a small cup so I’ll try it with a longer steep time for me, and see if that helps. Holding off on the rating until then!

Flavors: Cream, Lemon, Meringue, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Stephanie

I wanted to like this…just can’t get past the rooibos :/

Cameron B.

I didn’t really notice a ton of a rooibos flavor, but that’s the reason I only steeped it for 3 minutes.

Ost

Weird that you thought it was weak, it was strong for me. And I usually just use 1tsp. Should have doubled the zip lock on the S’mores…didn’t even think about it. >< I actually thought this tea was stronger, smell wise. So weird.

KiwiDelight

It’s strong for me when I let it steep for 7+ minutes.

Cameron B.

KiwiDelight I have enough left for a 4 ounce cup or so. I’ll make sure to do at least 5 minutes. I’ve just had long steeps make the rooibos overpower in my past experience.

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Stephanie

I wanted to like this…just can’t get past the rooibos :/

Cameron B.

I didn’t really notice a ton of a rooibos flavor, but that’s the reason I only steeped it for 3 minutes.

Ost

Weird that you thought it was weak, it was strong for me. And I usually just use 1tsp. Should have doubled the zip lock on the S’mores…didn’t even think about it. >< I actually thought this tea was stronger, smell wise. So weird.

KiwiDelight

It’s strong for me when I let it steep for 7+ minutes.

Cameron B.

KiwiDelight I have enough left for a 4 ounce cup or so. I’ll make sure to do at least 5 minutes. I’ve just had long steeps make the rooibos overpower in my past experience.

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Hello, my name is Cameron. I’m 24 years old and currently living in Saratoga Springs, New York with my lovely boyfriend (a software architect). I am currently not employed, which leaves plenty of time for cooking and tea-drinking! I am a staunch lover of pugs and other squishy-face dogs, although sadly I do not currently have one. :(

I originally got into tea a couple of years ago. My sister introduced me to Teavana (there was a store in the nearby mall) and I was hooked. I have just started to drink tea again and I am very grateful to have found this community where there are so many with experience and wisdom to share!

Currently trying to move out of the flavored tea phase and into those tasty straight teas!

I love swaps! If you see something in my cupboard that you’d like to try, shoot me a private message and we’ll work something out!

My general tea info:

Likes:
Flavored Black
Light to Medium Yunnan
Mild Sencha/Kabusecha
Genmaicha (traditional or otherwise)
Blueberry
Vanilla

Currently Exploring:
Chinese Black
Oxidized/Roasted Oolong

Not A Fan
Greener Oolong
Overly Floral
Licorice Root
Hibiscus
Rose Hips
Strong Bergamot

Rating Scale:

90-100: Spectacular, a staple
80-89: Delicious, might buy again
70-79: Pretty good, won’t repurchase
60-69: Just “okay”
00-59: Undrinkable!

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Saratoga Springs, New York

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