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My tea of happy hour! I’ve never had a rooibos and black tea blend before, so I was intrigued to try this tea.

This is a pretty blend. Saffflower and marigold blossoms make for a very colorful mix with dried fruit, black tea, AND rooibos. The infusion is a dark, ruddy, very wine-like color with a fruity/vanilla aroma. At first sip, I do get a sangria flavor. Lots of fruit notes but it’s difficult to really distinguish what they are. Blueberry? Raspberry? Blackcurrant? Yeah, all of them I guess. And vanilla… I defiantly taste vanilla or something creamy. I don’t know if the rooibos and black tea blend makes much of a difference. I like the combination I guess. Maybe the rooibos serves to mellow the black tea a bit which helps to achieve the fruity wine flavor?

This tea is a pretty good tea and a nice start to a fun Friday night. Now off to have the real deal and some tapas :)

Edit: This tea tastes better cold than hot. I’m not going to change my rating, but it’s worth noting.

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