69 Tasting Notes
Another sample from Erin. Thank you again!
Brewed this as normal tea and added soy milk and sugar. The spice mix is appropriate and well balanced. The vanilla is subtle and smooth. Rooibos doesn’t seem to have the body of black tea to hold up to a lot of milk and sugar, so go easy.
The aroma is like a citrusy solvent or cleaning solution. Intense and almost overwhelming. The taste is much smoother, like a very mellow earl grey. Rooibos and bergamot flavors are bright and fresh. Very little black tea flavor and only a hint of the lychee. No noticeable astringency. Medium copper in the cup.
Edit: I need to lower my rating as I’m having trouble finishing this. The aroma is really overwhelming for me. While the taste is pleasant, I just can’t get past the aroma. I think I’ve figured it out: Bergamot + Rooibos + Lapsang = Pinesol (for me anyway).