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drank Rooibos Tropica by Teavana
255 tasting notes

This is a nice, sweet Rooibos. As other tasting notes indicate, people like this tea. I simply cannot get aroused by a nice Rooibos, sweet or otherwise. But I am always delighted to try new teas. I’d like to get a really full scope of what I am rejecting (or accepting) before I make any final verdicts or slam the door shut on something that I might enjoy.

Preparation
6 min, 30 sec
LiberTEAS

I prefer this rooibos with a bit of jasmine pearls! In fact, that is how I first was introduced to it. I went to a Teavana shop and they had the blend already brewed for sampling. I didn’t buy it as a pre-blended mix. I already had jasmine pearls at home (this is the one tea that I did not carry as a tea vendor, but ALWAYS had on hand because I love it so), so I just bought some of the rooibos. It is probably the best “blend” from Teavana that I’ve had.

Kristin

I think Rooibos is an acquired taste. I used to hate it and then one day I drank one flavor that I liked and now I like Rooibos. Also, I try to limit my caffeine so that I don’t get migraines, so the Rooibos and other herbals give me options when I’ve had enough caffeine. My gateway Rooibos (in case you are wondering which one changed my mind about Rooibos) is SpecialTeas Rooibos Sweet Heart.

LiberTEAS

Kristen: I don’t really care for a lot of rooibos either… I find that I prefer green rooibos to red rooibos. I don’t like either of them “plain” or unflavored, however, I do enjoy the plain or unflavored organic red and green rooibos.

What I have come to realize is this – rooibos tends to have a sort of “artificial sweetener” type of sweetness to them… as if they have been sweetened with saccharine. However, some flavors are better at offsetting that saccharine-ish flavor than others…

I’ll stop rambling now!

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LiberTEAS

I prefer this rooibos with a bit of jasmine pearls! In fact, that is how I first was introduced to it. I went to a Teavana shop and they had the blend already brewed for sampling. I didn’t buy it as a pre-blended mix. I already had jasmine pearls at home (this is the one tea that I did not carry as a tea vendor, but ALWAYS had on hand because I love it so), so I just bought some of the rooibos. It is probably the best “blend” from Teavana that I’ve had.

Kristin

I think Rooibos is an acquired taste. I used to hate it and then one day I drank one flavor that I liked and now I like Rooibos. Also, I try to limit my caffeine so that I don’t get migraines, so the Rooibos and other herbals give me options when I’ve had enough caffeine. My gateway Rooibos (in case you are wondering which one changed my mind about Rooibos) is SpecialTeas Rooibos Sweet Heart.

LiberTEAS

Kristen: I don’t really care for a lot of rooibos either… I find that I prefer green rooibos to red rooibos. I don’t like either of them “plain” or unflavored, however, I do enjoy the plain or unflavored organic red and green rooibos.

What I have come to realize is this – rooibos tends to have a sort of “artificial sweetener” type of sweetness to them… as if they have been sweetened with saccharine. However, some flavors are better at offsetting that saccharine-ish flavor than others…

I’ll stop rambling now!

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I really love big, bold, brash teas. Smokiness enthralls me. I don’t seem to do subtle.
I don’t do rooibos.

My rating system:
0-30:
Never again in a hundred million years

31-55: This tea probably has some redeeming qualities but I won’t would not seek it out again.

56-70:
Shows some promise but also has a fundamental flaw. I probably owe these a second taste but am unmotivated.

71-80:
Good with at least one strong quality; I probably would not buy it but would drink it cheerfully.

81-90: Worthy contenders; they might be ranked 100 on somebody’s else’s scale. I like them a lot but have not fallen in love. Will probably buy and use.

91-95: These are the true loves, the chosen ones, the ones I dream about and crave. Unless they are in a limited edition—la! how you tease me!—I will always keep in my cupboard.

96-100: I cannot be separated from these teas and would develop a panic attack if I were to run out.

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