328 Tasting Notes
I was really looking forward to trying this tea. First infusion—time and temperature as recommended by Adagio. Flavor very vegetal, but not particularly pleasant. I am definitely not picking up the sweetness others have noted. I’ve varied the amount of tea, time and temperature as others have noted on the boards—still not a strong contender. A disappointment.
Sweet, woodsy aroma in dry leaves, but tisane flavor has strong cinnamon top note—like cinnamon red hots. Brewed as recommended by Teavana: 1.5 tsp/8 oz. Overall, flavor is not as strong or varied given the additions of almond, peach, pear, and apple in the blend. A bit of sugar may help—
Take 2: Infused with some rock sugar. Cinnamon aroma with apple notes and maybe a bit of pear sneaking through. Still retains the tartness of the rooibos, but the fruit flavor is more pronounced. This would be great iced for summer, thus the improved rating
Black tea blend with flower petals, cloves, cinnamon, fruit pieces (no description of additions to tea given.) Strong cinnamon aroma with fruity notes. Some cinnamon flavor in the flavor of the tea, but not much else. Will keep looking for my favorite “seasonal” tea.