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drank Rooibos Vanilla by Adagio Teas
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Today, as my exciting tea adventures continued, I was introduced to Rooibos tea. I wasn’t sure if this unstimulated herbal experience would be good for me since I prefer the caffeine kick of bold black teas.

I brewed this loose leaf tea for five minutes at 212 degrees as Adagio recommended. While brewing, its aroma gave me flashbacks to the wonderful smells of my mother’s kitchen, when she would make sweet and delicious vanilla cake frosting from scratch using fine vanilla extract.

The brewed color of the tea is a rich, reddish gold. Having an insatiable sweet tooth, I enjoyed the very robust vanilla taste. Again, I would compare the flavor more to vanilla extract than to vanilla ice cream.

This tea has an extremely savory and sweet taste that lingers on your palate after each sip. There also is a twinge of spice. The vanilla flavor is so full that any bitterness would be well hidden if it did exist.

For the first time, I am starting an afternoon tea rotation list to accompany my morning lineup. This tea is currently numero uno on the new list!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
ScottTeaMan

I’m not a big fan of Rooibos, but maybe I’d like it flavored?! Is the vanilla too overpowering? I don’t think I’d like it if it was all vanilla.

Stoo

Personally, I didn’t think the vanilla taste was too strong. It was just right for me. But, I’ve never met a sweet substance that I didn’t like. Vanilla is definitely the dominant flavor of this tea.

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ScottTeaMan

I’m not a big fan of Rooibos, but maybe I’d like it flavored?! Is the vanilla too overpowering? I don’t think I’d like it if it was all vanilla.

Stoo

Personally, I didn’t think the vanilla taste was too strong. It was just right for me. But, I’ve never met a sweet substance that I didn’t like. Vanilla is definitely the dominant flavor of this tea.

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I ventured into the world of serious tea drinking in the Summer of 2011. I started out slowly and gently with bagged tea but climbed to the incredible flavorful heights of loose leaf teas in October of that year. Once you go leaf, you never go bag (except when you get free samples)!

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