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drank Rooibos Green by Lupicia
911 tasting notes

Grabbed this one because I didn’t need more caffeine but did want more tea. I like this. It still strikes me similar to a soft Chinese black with earthy flavors and tonight I’m picking up a strong end taste of honey. Not a dark honey, but a lighter honey which is good since that’s the type I prefer. It actually reminds me a lot of the Fujian Baroque from earlier today though honey-y instead of fruity. For me, this is an herbal that can fulfill my need for a lighter black tea so I imagine this will be a good pantry staple.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I’ve never tried green rooibos. I don’t like red, but I’d be willing to give green a shot.

Miss Sweet

I can’t stand red rooibos, but I like green rooibos so definitely give it a go – the taste is less dusty/piney/offensive than red.

Cofftea

I don’t get piney from red- otherwise I’d LOVE it. I get ashey licorice.

Harney & Sons The Store

Is this a blend of Kukicha and Rooibos?

Cofftea

It doesn’t appear to be. I went on their website and the description here is the same one on the website. I’m sure the description would state if it did because the absence of it implies that it’s caffeine free.

Auggy

Nope not a blend, this is just unfermented rooibos. It’s very different (to me) than regular rooibos (which I tend to hate and think tastes like sour wood) and I’m really enjoying having a good tea around I can have right before bed!

Harney & Sons The Store

Unoxidized Rooibos eh? Sounds interesting, I’ll have to give it a try sometime. Our rooibos has sweet earthy notes, with a hint of cashews, but I also feel that notes and flavors is entirely susceptible to brewing times, temperatures, amount of tea used, the provider, and of course our own use of retro-nasal tasting.

Auggy

Rooibos always strikes me as sour, wet wood. I did love Samovar’s Scarlet Sable, which had rooibos in it (normally any rooibos kills a tea for me) so I do hold out hope that one day I will find a rooibos I like… well, besides this one which isn’t a normal one. The second steep of this tastes more woody, like rooibos normally tastes, but with a hint of chamomile. I find it a pretty interesting little beastie and would definitely recommend you give it a shot, for the experience at the very least! :)

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Cofftea

I’ve never tried green rooibos. I don’t like red, but I’d be willing to give green a shot.

Miss Sweet

I can’t stand red rooibos, but I like green rooibos so definitely give it a go – the taste is less dusty/piney/offensive than red.

Cofftea

I don’t get piney from red- otherwise I’d LOVE it. I get ashey licorice.

Harney & Sons The Store

Is this a blend of Kukicha and Rooibos?

Cofftea

It doesn’t appear to be. I went on their website and the description here is the same one on the website. I’m sure the description would state if it did because the absence of it implies that it’s caffeine free.

Auggy

Nope not a blend, this is just unfermented rooibos. It’s very different (to me) than regular rooibos (which I tend to hate and think tastes like sour wood) and I’m really enjoying having a good tea around I can have right before bed!

Harney & Sons The Store

Unoxidized Rooibos eh? Sounds interesting, I’ll have to give it a try sometime. Our rooibos has sweet earthy notes, with a hint of cashews, but I also feel that notes and flavors is entirely susceptible to brewing times, temperatures, amount of tea used, the provider, and of course our own use of retro-nasal tasting.

Auggy

Rooibos always strikes me as sour, wet wood. I did love Samovar’s Scarlet Sable, which had rooibos in it (normally any rooibos kills a tea for me) so I do hold out hope that one day I will find a rooibos I like… well, besides this one which isn’t a normal one. The second steep of this tastes more woody, like rooibos normally tastes, but with a hint of chamomile. I find it a pretty interesting little beastie and would definitely recommend you give it a shot, for the experience at the very least! :)

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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!

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