I do like dates. Back in my vegan days I got into snacking on mejool dates, which I still do today, when they are on sale. I do like baked date goods, but not over the top sweet.
This sample comes from Kittena, ty!
DRY: oooh, a hunk of date in here!
STEEPED: sweet datey smell. Reddy brown tea.
TASTE: sweet dried fruit taste, a little walnutty skin taste and buttery flavoring up front. The buttery taste is quite different from other buttery tastes I’ve had, it’s not like a buttery green tea, but a butteryness that hits the whole mouth and top of the mouth. I dunno, it tastes like flavoring, but not awful fake popcorn flavoring.
The rooibos is pretty backburner here and I can enjoy the date muffiness with rooibos being complimentary. I’m thinking dates and rooibos = good mix.
Sweetened, it’s much closer to date taste as dates are pretty sweet. However, I like this tea unsweetened to enjoy the nutty flavor.
COMMENTS: I love the butteryness in this tea – I’m one of those awful eaters that add butter to my muffins. This is pretty good, but I’d love MOAR walnut! I like this tea, but thinking of it having more walnuts makes me disappointed, if that makes sense.