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drank Tiramisu by Cuida Te
911 tasting notes

This smells kind of like coffee at a hotel that’s been sitting on the burner at the breakfast buffet since 6am… and it’s almost noon. So yeah, a strong coffee smell. But there’s also a wee bit of chocolate and a fair amount of woody rooibos that is balancing on that icky sour edge.

The flavor is very similar to tiramisu without the creamy and cake taste – so basically it is very coffee-like. It’s strong and bold and surprising but kinda nifty. The one concern is the post-swallow aftertaste that seems very woody (though thankfully not sour), but that decreases as continuous sipping causes the coffee and cocoa tastes to build. So good.

It’s not the best rooibos I’ve ever had but it’s pretty good. The flavoring covers up the rooibos well (versus working with it) so I find it very drinkable. Not sure if I’ll crave it but this one can go into the lineup when I need something decaf.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec
Meghann M

I wonder if adding milk would bring out the creamy cake taste of the tiramisu? Do you drink your tea with milk? I can’t remember.

Auggy

I do for my morning teas usually so totally not against the addition of milk. Though I’ve never added milk in a rooibos. Think it would work well?

gmathis

I tried milk with rooibos lemon meringue and it blended in quite nicely.

Auggy

Interesting! I’ll have to give it a try. I guess I just associate rooibos with sour wood so often that I don’t think that would match with milk. But I could see this one working. Thanks to both of you for the suggestion!

wombatgirl

I added milk to the carrot cake rooibos (and a little sugar) and it made it taste more like the cake itself

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Meghann M

I wonder if adding milk would bring out the creamy cake taste of the tiramisu? Do you drink your tea with milk? I can’t remember.

Auggy

I do for my morning teas usually so totally not against the addition of milk. Though I’ve never added milk in a rooibos. Think it would work well?

gmathis

I tried milk with rooibos lemon meringue and it blended in quite nicely.

Auggy

Interesting! I’ll have to give it a try. I guess I just associate rooibos with sour wood so often that I don’t think that would match with milk. But I could see this one working. Thanks to both of you for the suggestion!

wombatgirl

I added milk to the carrot cake rooibos (and a little sugar) and it made it taste more like the cake itself

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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!

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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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