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drank Rooibos Sweet Amore by Teavana
1112 tasting notes

Another one from the quiet life!!!

This tea contains everything but the kitchen sink, yet it doesn’t taste like much more than cinnamon and rooibos! How is that possible!? It was quite enjoyable with a touch of honey, but I just don’t understand where the flavor of the apple pieces, peach pieces, pear pieces, rose buds, mallow flower blossoms, rhubarb bits, red currants, almond slices, and vanilla went to! I used an extra teaspoon and a half of tisane – I was forewarned – but it just made it extra cinnamony. I will certainly enjoy the rest of my sample, but it’s not different enough from plain rooibos where I would seek it out.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec
Jillian

I guess that’s the problem if they use a lot of an aromatic ingredient like cinnamon or mint – it drowns out everything else.

the quiet life

I’m sorry it was disappointing. :\ I found that the fruity taste came in the end as more of an aftertaste than with the actual sip. It’s kind of a weird tea. Smells good and looks pretty, though. :P

JacquelineM

the quiet life – I very much enjoyed it as a cinnamon rooibos :) I was amazed to see such a great variety of ingredients including beautiful rose buds but so surprised not to be able to taste any of them. Loooove the Zingiber tho!!!

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Jillian

I guess that’s the problem if they use a lot of an aromatic ingredient like cinnamon or mint – it drowns out everything else.

the quiet life

I’m sorry it was disappointing. :\ I found that the fruity taste came in the end as more of an aftertaste than with the actual sip. It’s kind of a weird tea. Smells good and looks pretty, though. :P

JacquelineM

the quiet life – I very much enjoyed it as a cinnamon rooibos :) I was amazed to see such a great variety of ingredients including beautiful rose buds but so surprised not to be able to taste any of them. Loooove the Zingiber tho!!!

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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