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i mean, maybe i wished it was a little mintier, sure.
but i also with i was real life friends with watson & holmes.
it has a nice mild kinda warm and minty flavor. and i wasn’t super rooibosed out by it.
thank you whatshesaid for giving me more than one tea bag so this easygoing cup can endure!
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Combine hospital water, a weird cafeteria microwave with controls I didn’t understand, a poorly rinsed-out Tervis Tumbler, and you get … a cup of warm something that tastes mildly of chocolate, maybe. But is warm and comforting in unfamiliar surroundings.
Always, always, always keep emergency teabags in your purse!
Anybody besides me wondering if we’ll still be in long johns come July? Blustery and chill this morning, giving way to some scraps of cold sun later on—-grabbed this at work because it was handy, and I was freezing. It’s a good steeper when all you have is sloppily microwaved work water. More fruit-vanilla than spice, which is OK by me. I’m going to have to count remaining bags and use them parsimoniously.
Thanks to whatshesaid for sending along a few of these tea bags for me to try. I have to say, i wasn’t expecting much when i dropped the tea bag into the liquid and it stayed mostly clear. :) However, after steeping it for a while, the liquid started to turn to a paler golden brown colour.
This is a fairly subtle tea – sweet and caramel like, though not overly intense in terms of flavouring. This will be a good afternoon tea for me to keep around the office, especially since it’s in bag form!
Thank you whatshesaid!
I picked up this tea awhile ago at TJ Maxx and was surprised at how good it is! The texture of this tea is really smooth and creamy. Even though I don’t love rooibos tea, the chocolate and vanilla flavors blend really well with the rooibos and I don’t mind it as much. There’s only a little of that awful rooibos aftertaste, but it’s not overwhelming. This is a good tea to have a cup of at night before bed. I will be keeping an eye out for more English Tea Shop teas at TJ Maxx!
-Teabag smells like dark chocolate. Tea liquor aroma is of sweet rooibos.
-Tea liquor is a thick reddish brown color.
-Chocolate flavor with a vanilla rooibos finish. Smooth mouthfeel.
-Best with milk and sweetener.
-Very good tea. Velvety chocolate and vanilla flavor.
I like this better each time I try it. Apple and vanilla—not exactly pie-like because of the other stuff, but still quite nice, not too picky on water temp or steep time, which is handy at work.
Which I did get to today, wicked sleet notwithstanding, but which is looking a little iffy for tomorrow. Driveway is a mess; we almost weren’t able to pull in to park and the snow shovels are currently frozen in the shed. (We, uh, forgot to get them out before the storm started last night. Go ahead. Laugh.)
But for the moment, chicks are all in the nest and we are warm.
Pretty good for a bagged tea. This one has a ton of flavor, and is a good pick-me-up in the evenings on long days (it’s decaf). This stuff was definitely a craving while I was taking my previous class, TOTALLY stressed out the whole time (in my nursing program, we go through one class at a time, obsessively in-depth), I ended up needing this sweet boost some evenings.
Now, this is my daughter’s favorite. When she goes to my tea cupboard and insists “tea, tea!” this is what she wants. I brew this for her for about 6 minutes, but like many tisanes, it doesn’t hurt to be forgotten for a few minutes.
The bags are good for an 8 oz. cup, and a little sugar goes a long way.
Terrible. The main flavors are water and herbs. You can smell a bit of the chocolate, but otherwise the chocolate and vanilla are undetectable.
…of course, the upside to being the “_____ will drink anything; she likes tea” person are the nice little surprise packets that turn out surprisingly good.
Like this one. Apple-orange-vanilla. Nice. Made my morning. (Wouldn’t take much; seasonal gloom has hit me like a road train.)
Another suprisingly tasty gift-boxed blend. Nice strong vanilla keeps the spice from overpowering. You can taste both the apple and the orange. Not often you get one with this many ingredients that represents them all fairly well.
A nice little gift-box quality (bagged) amalgamation of ingredients. Mostly getting mint, muted a little by the rose petals. Cinnamon/ginger…not so much. Some of that can probably be attributed to sloppy and unattended microwaved water.
But a nice little sippin’ steep to perk you up a bit.
I was delightfully surprised by how much I loved this blend! Rooibos is usually something I can take or leave—I’ll take it if there aren’t any good black, white, green or herbal teas around. I definitely didn’t have high expectations for a rooibos that comes in 50-count/container bags. But it had real vanilla pieces, and it smelled amazing, so I had to give it a try.
I never would have thought to pair rooibos and peppermint, but the combination is amazing. The sweet flavors of the orange peel, cinnamon and vanilla come through, too. It’s sweet enough on its own not to need sugar! Each sip ends with a lovely minty finish softened by vanilla. Delicious!
I’ve been drinking it in the mornings and at night. Since it’s caffeine-free, it’s suitable before bed, but the mintiness helps wake me up on a weekend morning, too. Definitely recommended to mint and dessert tea lovers.
okay this tea is pretty exceptional when it comes to the type of tea it is. its fruity, not overpowering, naturally sweet and has a considerable amount of health benefits. it doesnt take long at all to steep and is perfect with a little honey and a little sugar. All the fruity falvours remain present but you can still tastes the tea itself. nicely done for sure!
Had some leftover coconut milk from the Thai incident the other night. (Who KNEW that you had to soak the noodles first?) So I stirred a cautious teaspoon into this ice-creamy flavored rooibos, and it wasn’t bad. I consider that advance confirmation that with a larger proportion of c-milk, chilled, it would make a nice frappucino-alike.
Still don’t know too much about the company itself and what it offers. This box was another TJ Maxx find.
A schmoe evening…I have a bunch of toys out on the floor (large plastic iguana and a bunch of Pokemon tops) trying to figure out what my Sunday kids and I will be doing with them in a couple of days. (Yes, I know you’re supposed to study the material and then figure out the teaching gimmick, not the other way around.) …the schmoe part is that I’m really just piddling and not getting anything done.
But thinking about my batch of 10-year-olds is making me think about a batch of cookies, and since it’s really too late to start baking and I sort of snarfed the last of the E.L. Fudge Double Stuffs in a sugar and carb-craving haze, this is a fair alternative. Enough sweet to stave off the munchies.
Added a little half-and-half to the cup, and it accentuated the rooibos flavor, not the chocolate or vanilla. Go figure. It’s still nice and smooth and tasty.
The nice thing about the Easter Elephant is that he doesn’t forget how hard it is to ooze back into work after a lovely Easter weekend, so he occasionally leaves a small little post-Easter treat by the kettle after an icky Monday. You really need to get to know him.
In this case, it was a lovely little box of rooibos goodness from a seller I can’t find much about online at all—just one little “coming soon” site with a really cute logo.
I’ve mentioned before that rooibos was just made for ice cream flavors—so in this case the double whammy of chocolate/vanilla is really nice. Lots of chocolate scent in the dry teabag; heavier on the vanilla when you steep it. And decaf enough that it doesn’t muss up bedtime.
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This is quite a delightful tea. It’s very light, almost airy, and very delicate for a black tea. It’s slightly on the sweet side, needing very little if any additional sweetening. I tried it with a little honey and soy milk, and have found it’s best that way, though good any way you make it. I only got it a couple days ago, but it has already found a place among my favorites.