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drank Berry Rooibos by Samovar
1112 tasting notes

I used 3 tsp tisane and 20 oz water, scant tsp tupelo honey in each cup.

WOW! This is the most interesting and delicious rooibos I have ever had the pleasure of drinking! First things first – not for the hibiscus haters. Even though it’s extremely berry tasting, particularly blueberries to my palate, it definitely has the tart hibiscus thing going on. Honey tempers it into a delicious sweet tart flavor. I tasted a dried almost candied fruit flavor, and the rooibos just brought everything down to earth. I didn’t find this tea woody at all. I loved it!! It was a revelation.

I also have to take special note of the tin Samovar used for this! It has a lid, and then has ANOTHER lid inside that lid to keep the tisane extra fresh and I assume keep the aroma of the extremely fragrant berries from filling your entire tea cabinet! I don’t know if they use this style tin for all of their teas, but it’s brilliant design!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
sophistre

In my experience, only for the larger tins. The smaller ones I get usually just have the one.

~lauren.

All of the Art of Teas specialty tea tins have that double lid system, too. So does Rishi, though they don’t have the knob. Nice when companies take such care of their products!

Jillian

I love those double-lidded tins, they’re probably the best containers to use for storing tea and keeping it fresh, IMO. I’m totally in love with those Japanese washi paper ones. :D

fcmonroe

That makes ordering more tea in larger tins from Samovar even more tempting. I really like double-lidded tins and they are not cheap!

Ricky

Aww you bought a large tin! Haha, is it the cooper ones or the black ones? Ain’t this deliciousssss

JacquelineM

Ricky – it’s a black tin. So sleek! and yes, soooooooo delicious. I never thought rooibos could be so amazing!

Auggy

Augh! Samovar (and you!) tempts me again by something I don’t think I should like!

takgoti

sophistre is correct – the double-lidded tins are only sent for the larger sizes. This tea is in one of the orders I just placed, so I’m excited to try it!

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sophistre

In my experience, only for the larger tins. The smaller ones I get usually just have the one.

~lauren.

All of the Art of Teas specialty tea tins have that double lid system, too. So does Rishi, though they don’t have the knob. Nice when companies take such care of their products!

Jillian

I love those double-lidded tins, they’re probably the best containers to use for storing tea and keeping it fresh, IMO. I’m totally in love with those Japanese washi paper ones. :D

fcmonroe

That makes ordering more tea in larger tins from Samovar even more tempting. I really like double-lidded tins and they are not cheap!

Ricky

Aww you bought a large tin! Haha, is it the cooper ones or the black ones? Ain’t this deliciousssss

JacquelineM

Ricky – it’s a black tin. So sleek! and yes, soooooooo delicious. I never thought rooibos could be so amazing!

Auggy

Augh! Samovar (and you!) tempts me again by something I don’t think I should like!

takgoti

sophistre is correct – the double-lidded tins are only sent for the larger sizes. This tea is in one of the orders I just placed, so I’m excited to try it!

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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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