Caranda Fine Foods

Recent Tasting Notes

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I actually like this one better this time around. My boyfriend made it for me and added some agave. It had the smokey, savory ham smell to it, but it didn’t taste like ham to me. Very good! It tastes better with the agave for sure. I’m bumping up the rating a little!

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49

Ham. Bacon. Pork. Those were the first things I thought when I smelled and tasted this.

Savory and smokey. The calendula flowers are large and whole. I was very surprised. Pretty and yellow. There were blue cornflowers in there as well. A colorful, natural tea. I think I have to get used to this tea though. I am not used to drinking savory, smokey teas. Especially not ones that smell like ham to me. Wow. Interesting flavor. I have a large tin of this. I hope I eventually fall in love with this.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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64

I probably shouldn’t have drank this tea this morning. I steeped the first one for my husband and I steeped it the second time for myself. Mine was lighter in color. I had bought a 3 pack of this off Amazon and finally opened this second tin. If anyone wants to try this send me a message!

Anyhow, it was mostly rooibos with some bits of black tea and colorful pretty safflower petals. The brew was red brown. Delicious! I added some sugar, but it didn’t need it. It is a good basic tea, but I won’t drink it until after June since apparently safflower is a blood thinner >_< Why didn’t I read into that BEFORE I drank this tea. Anyhow, I didn’t consume that much of it anyway. Still, since I worry a lot, I am worried.

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64

I’ve been having this every morning. It is a nice blend without being overly caffeinated. There seems to be more rooibos than black tea leaves. :)

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64

Great this morning with a chai honey stick. :)

Meghann M

Ooh, chai honey sounds good!

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64

I have more to add, but initial impressions:

Smells like cardboard but tastes a lot better than that! By far there are more rooibos than black tea leaves in there. I think thats why I smell the cardboard. Plain rooibos smells like cardboard to me. I added a cube of brown sugar and enjoyed this! Not something I’d reach for often though.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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