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A little something I picked up at my grocery store. (I think I was in a bit of a buying frenzy as they had Les Palais des Thés teas for $3.)

Sadly, it smells like rooibos in the bags. Just rooibos. Post-brewing, the main smell from a distance is rooibos but if I stick my nose in the cup, I get almond. Almond is nice.

Taste-wise, there’s a strong flash of almond/marzipan as I first sip, then kind of nothing, then rooibos, then a bit of coconut aftertaste. The aftertaste develops a bit more after about thirty seconds, becoming quite nice as the almond comes back some. The aftertaste is almost a dead match for the aftertaste of a coconut macaroon ice cream I have (and love).

But here’s the thing: rooibos does not go well with these macaroon flavors. Normally, wood and coconut can blend well, but in this case, it doesn’t because the coconut takes on a sweeter, higher note when coupled with the almond. So the macaroon taste and the rooibos tastes remain separate and battling during each sip.

A very contentious tea. Maybe that’s appropriate for Election Day. Meh.

Ruby Woo Scarlett

Oh, shame, it sounded promising. Perhaps with a black base?

Auggy

Yes, I think with a black tea base it would blend much better. RoT doesn’t seem to focus on lots of yummy black tea flavors though, do they? Or is it just what’s offered by my grocery store seems to always be flavored herbals?

TeaBrat

nothing from Republic of Tea seems to be that great

Auggy

I hold out hope! I do actually like their coconut plantain and strawberry chocolate pretty well. And their Keemun 1110 is fab. But yeah, I think those are more exceptions than the rule.

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Ruby Woo Scarlett

Oh, shame, it sounded promising. Perhaps with a black base?

Auggy

Yes, I think with a black tea base it would blend much better. RoT doesn’t seem to focus on lots of yummy black tea flavors though, do they? Or is it just what’s offered by my grocery store seems to always be flavored herbals?

TeaBrat

nothing from Republic of Tea seems to be that great

Auggy

I hold out hope! I do actually like their coconut plantain and strawberry chocolate pretty well. And their Keemun 1110 is fab. But yeah, I think those are more exceptions than the rule.

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

Not that anyone but me particularly cares, but there it is.

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