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I don’t drink much rooibos as I mostly taste Robitussin when I drink it. This was a Christmas gift from my daughter and I am trying to drink less caffeine late at night so it was high time to try it.

The smell is really wonderful. I thought of orange creamsicle, but oddly enough the description says nothing about orange being in here. The dry mix looks like it has orange peel, though. There were flat, light colored pieces of something in there! Also there were pretty red flower petals…poppy? Hibiscus?

I was disappointed that when the water hit the leaves the powerful rooibos aroma rose immediately. As I drink this, the cinnamon and clove are becoming stronger with each sip, building more and more as I get to the bottom of the cup.

It is reminding of African Autumn by Harney and Sons, which does have orange and a touch of cranberry, as well as hibiscus, though I don’t taste hibiscus in either of these. COULD they be the same tea? It has been a very long time since I have had African Autumn so I really don’t know. African Autumn also mentions no spices, so maybe not.

If you like rooibos you would probably enjoy this. I will drink it as a caffeine free nighttime cuppa.

__Morgana__

Rooibitussin? Heh.

TheTeaFairy

I 100% agreed on “ROOIBITUSSIN”, lol. There should be a red rooibos blend of this name, it’s so appropriate and accurate!!

ashmanra

I agree!

gmathis

Aw, why all the roo hate? ;) Though I don’t know that I’d care for it with spice…it seems better suited to ice cream flavors like vanilla and chocolate. And strawberry? Have I ever had a strawberry rooiboos? Have you?

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__Morgana__

Rooibitussin? Heh.

TheTeaFairy

I 100% agreed on “ROOIBITUSSIN”, lol. There should be a red rooibos blend of this name, it’s so appropriate and accurate!!

ashmanra

I agree!

gmathis

Aw, why all the roo hate? ;) Though I don’t know that I’d care for it with spice…it seems better suited to ice cream flavors like vanilla and chocolate. And strawberry? Have I ever had a strawberry rooiboos? Have you?

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