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I’ve gotta learn to be careful with my honeybush/rooibos teas. After a long steep, the flavors I don’t like come out and ruin things. AFter 6-7 minutes, it starts to taste like sour wood.

Anyway, over steeping aside, this tea is nice flavored! It’s actually better than any neapolitan ice cream I’ve ever had. The strawberry was sweet and juicy and the chocolate was totally yum. I didn’t get much vanilla, but I’m betting it’s the stupid sour wood flavor that’s getting in the way. I’ll have this again soon, steeped correctly, and then we’ll see. I’m enjoying this one though. I’m glad I picked this one over the strawberry pie, though I’m sure that one’s good too. :)

TeaBrat

I think I am going through the same thing myself lately; some r/h blends seem to be really picky.

CHAroma

What an apt description: sour wood! I completely agree! ;)

Indigobloom

ughhh yes that bothers me too sometimes!! one of the reasons I always use agave to spruce it up.

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TeaBrat

I think I am going through the same thing myself lately; some r/h blends seem to be really picky.

CHAroma

What an apt description: sour wood! I completely agree! ;)

Indigobloom

ughhh yes that bothers me too sometimes!! one of the reasons I always use agave to spruce it up.

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I came from a tea drinking family, but I never appreciated the different qualities and varieties of tea until older. All that time wasted! But I guess I needed to be mature enough to appreciate the tea experience. :)

My favorite teas are green oolongs and white tea. I also love greens, especially gyokuro. I have a huge appreciation for rooibos and honeybush as they are often that only thing I can drink in the evening. I am a relatively new convert to black teas. This is unfortunate for my wallet but extremely wonderful for my palate. :)

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