I got this tea quite recently from a friend as one of my birthday present. I have been trying it several times but still I feel a bit confused. When you smell on the tea, its a interesting scent. At first you can smell the sweetness if you don’t shake the dry tea. But when you shake the dry tea, it get like the bitterness from the orange peel and the aftertaste of strawberry.
The first time a drank it, the rooibos dominated the tea. I made the tea in a temperature of 93 degrees Celsius(200 F) for 5 minutes and I know I was thinking that the tea was very mild. It was a good tea, but it didn’t caught my attentions so much.
The second time I tasted it I drank it cold, actually by mistake because I forgot it while I was studying. Then I caught I stronger scent of strawberry but also the orange peels bitterness. The fruity flavours where stronger then, which is good. But on the other hand, it hasn’t made any marks afterwards.
The third time I tried drink it lukewarm with a fruit-plate with pears, apples, banana and pineapple, which emphasize the freshness of the orange and the sweetness of the strawberries. And I really liked it more with the fruit as a side dish.
I find this tea much as a experiment. You can drink it in many different forms and in some miraculous way it taste different every time. That’s way I am still confused. Perhaps I get a clearer view the next time.