I haven’t had this in quite a while and thought it was time to see whether it still had the love, particularly in light of my new ambivalence toward rooibos.
I tasted it tonight specifically looking for the impact of the rooibos on the overall flavor. I would say it does have an impact, but a marginal one. There were a few times when I got an appley flavor that came to the fore that I knew to be rooibos, but mostly, this tastes like vanilla cream, with a soft lemon note.
Now, does it still deserve its co-leading ranking with Rooibos Tropica from Teavana? That’s a little more difficult. I didn’t taste them side by side, but I think I do prefer the Tropica. But not necessarily because it’s superior to this as a rooibos blend; rather because its fruity flavor profile feels less filling than this does which makes it preferable to me for a late night caffeine free option. That said, this is still a nice dessert option. It’s a toss up really, so I’m keeping the rating the same for now.