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wow… this is TART!
But, as it cools down a little, the tartness seems to subside just a little. I love the coconut and pineapple here. It tastes smooth and creamy and a little sweet.
I did have to add a nice dollop of honey, though, to curb some of the tartness… tart is just not my thing. Other than that, though, I quite like this, and it probably would have been better if I hadn’t left it to steep quite so long.
Yum! I love the way the rose and cherry flavor come together in this tea. The rooibos doesn’t have a strong woody taste which is a big bonus in my book.
The rose flavor is not incredibly strong, but it does offer a nice contrast to the sweetness of the cherry.
A very pleasant tisane.
I was worried about the fennel and licorice, to be honest. BUT…after tasting it…I worried no more!
This was nice!
Sure I could taste those two ingredients but slight hints of each. The Peppermint, Rooibos, and Lemon are the primary flavors here – at least on my tongue- and I find this blend of flavors to work very nicely together!
It has a refreshing aftertaste and I love the story that goes along with this tea! (See product description).
I will certainly be doing longer reviews for these on SororiTEA Sisters! Stay Tuned!!!
I haven’t sipped this yet but I really hope it’s not overly tart! It somewhat smells like it could be! Like if you were on a beach smelling the coconut/tropical sun screen with pineapples surrounding you and holding an appletini or something.
oh yes…the apple is very tart. The hibiscus contributes to that fact. The Pineapple is nice, tho. And the coconut makes it a tad smoother. After I got past the first tarty sip the rest of the sips weren’t as shocking to the system. This is alright. I am going to try cold next. For now I will go with this rating but it may change.
Right off the bat! Rose, Cherry, and Rooibos! That is what I smell!!!! It’s lovely!
I think the Rose mellows out the rooibos and the cherry is just a great sweet and juicy sidekick! It all falls into place and all has a purpose! The Rose mellows the rooibos the cherry mellows the rose but because of the rose the cherry isn’t really tart…this is very nicely done. I like this more than I thought I would!
Doulton’s Shakespeare: A Tasting Note in 5 Acts
Act III scene 8
Look like the innocent flower,
But be the serpent under it.
MacBeth, Act I scene 5
This tea is my Lady MacBeth. Part of my decision is due to some tea drama going on in my life. But we shall get to that.
The dry leaves made me think of a really old potpourri that’s almost done with being fragrant. It’s light and not unpleasant. Steeped, the fragrance is more pronounced with more of the pomegranate coming through. The first few sips were surprisingly good — a pleasantly light pomegranate green tea. Unfortunately, right after my first few sips I checked my email and saw that my Samovar order had been delivered, but not to me. I forgot all about my cup as I tried to figure out what the hell happened. I sent an email to Samovar and hope to hear back tomorrow.
When I remembered my tea I was in a foul mood and the cup was completely cold. There was a bitterness there in the cooled cup that hadn’t been there initially. I finished it still in a sour mood and steeped again. The second cup I drank hot. It was much better. I even steeped a third time, but now it seems a bit like soap (not bad enough for me to stop drinking it, mind you).
So I feel like this tea is getting the Lady MacBeth comparison because of my angry somewhat vengeful feelings at the moment. But also that it’s feminine and has many sides. There’s a bite beneath the flowery facade. Also, I can’t resist thinking of “Out, damned spot!” while drinking this somewhat soapy final steep. I shall try the second half of my sample when I’m in a better mood. But for now it’s NE.
Okay…so…I remember this one from 10 months ago and only had enough for 2 or 3 cups in the sample I got from someone BUT this time around I now have a 3-ounce bag! YAY! Right away I am upping my rating! Every flavor is much more intense this time around – more fresh! I can taste the citrus and it’s cheery and bright, of course, but this time around I am picking up on the yogurt MUCH MORE and it’s a delight!
A nice Creamy Treat but also orangey and yummy and very flavorful!
Okay…after sipping this again and paying more attention to it…I still like the Rooibos, it’s tasty! It’s not really what I would called orange or yogurt tho. There are hints of orange and a creamy finish…so maybe more like a slight creamiscle taste…but not very strong. Regardless – I like it – and it’s not as sweet as some rooibos’s (or is it Rooibos-EYE, lol) are…but thumbs up for the creamy attempt…cuts back on the natural sweetness of the rooibos for a more smooth blend!
After steeping/infusion this sort of smells like an herbal/green/ginger type tea. I have to say that threw me off.
After sipping I seriously said “Ooooo” out loud! Eventho it says sweet in the name of the tea after smelling it I wasn’t expecting the sweetness! It was nice!
Very surprising and very refreshing! A nice sip! I think I’ll have another!
I really thought this one would freak me out because of all the tart fruit and hibiscus! That isn’t the case but I am still not totally prepared to say how I feel about it for rating purposes…so this rating may change. Yes, it’s fruity but not as tart as I thought it would be. I’m thinking it will be very good iced so for that I will score/rate like this for the time being. I will be tinkering and adding to this review in the future.