I’m simultaneously excited and apprehensive to try this tea that has so much love here on Steepster… but it also has rooibos. The dry leaf smells sweet and tart. Like a pear tart with devon or heavy cream on it. Yummy. Decadent. But when I pour the tea into the cup, I can smell the rooibos. I smell sweet and tart underneath it but I might have to relearn that rooibos is not evil before I can enjoy this cup.
Yeah, this one is going to have a learning curve (tasting curve?) for me. I taste a little something sweet on the front end – honey and pear intermingled I think – but it is quickly replaced by rooibos. And this isn’t just a straight woody rooibos. This one makes me think a bit of moldy wood. No, it’s not quite that strong – freshly dampened wood. I am getting a little light caramel hint at the end so that gives me hope that after a few cups, this tea and I might come to a non-rooibos-focused understanding.
Holding off rating for now to see how this relationship develops