27 Tasting Notes
I’m in the minority here – but I can’t stand this tea! I thought it was something I was doing wrong so I ordered a Coco Chai Rooibos Tea Latté at a David’s Tea store hoping they’d do something differently to make it suddenly amazing – alas, it is not to be.
There is a spicy-chai-ness to this tea but the undertone tastes really unpleasant to me. To me, this tastes like when I’ve blown my nose and gotten mucus in my mouth… I usually love rooibos teas but this one is a disappointment to me.
I bought this for my boyfriend (who loves Earl Grey) because it seemed smelled lovely and I was willing to give it a try. I usually don’t like Earl Grey tea, but I love this one! The vanilla adds a smoothness and richness and this tea doesn’t have the astringency that I usually associate with strong black tea. The bergamot is not too strong and there is a slight note of caramel. With a touch of milk and sugar this tea is fantastic.
Hot or iced this tea is amazing! I usually don’t sweeten my teas but this is phenomenal with a touch of agave/sugar/honey to bring out more of the fruit flavours. It’s like a lemongrass chai and I make myself a cup of this whenever I’m in the mood for chai but don’t want caffeine. This is one of the teas that I keep with me when I travel because I can drink it anytime, on it’s own or after a meal.
First impression of this tea: it tastes like chocolate-covered strawberries. With each sip I detect another note – the bitterness from the black tea, a bit of astringency, the fruitiness of the strawberries. This makes for a nice dessert tea and I don’t need to add sugar to it.
I love this tea – it’s like a warm glass of serenity. The licorice imparts a natural sweetness and the anise gives it a little warmth. If you don’t like licorice root in your tea then you won’t like this at all, but if you do you have to give this a try. It’s phenomenal!