First impression as I inhale the dry leaves: kimyou. This is going to be weird.
I think I can smell the maple in the dry blend. But once brewed, phew! This tea is stinky! :P
I’m pretty sure I’m not going to enjoy this one. I have to make myself try it and not just immediately dump it out. But I’m not holding out hope.
The verdict: it doesn’t taste quite as bad as it smells. I definitely taste apple as soon as it hits my tongue. But the aftertaste is strong, just like the aroma. It’s a very heavy, spice-laden tea.
Overall, it’s gross red rooibos & I’m not a fan. Time to brew something else!