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My first impression of this tea was that it had quite a strong medicinal smell when I opened the box, which is not particularly pleasant. It reminded me of cough lozenges. I couldn’t quite figure out if that was the rooibos, the lemon or the ginger. But I gave the tea a chance and had it with a dash of milk (which I wouldn’t normally do with a tea that includes lemon). Upon googling rooibos tea I think it might be due to the cinnamic acid it naturally contains. Luckily in this case the smell is not the same as the taste of the tea. I think it’s quite a pleasant caffeine-free alternative to regular black tea. Would like to compare it to rooibos tea without lemon & ginger.

Flavors: Lemon, Medicinal, Rooibos

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec
Lion

Rooibos is usually such a calm and mellow tea, nutty and like sweet bread kind of smell. It’s definitely a delicious tea if it is mixed with the right flavors. I usually enjoy a vanilla variety or just by itself.

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90
drank Black Adder by Red Seal
59 tasting notes

This tea is amazing. It takes me back to my childhood with it’s distinct taste and scent of both aniseed and liquorice root. I grew up in the Netherlands where you can get “sticks” of liquorice root (zoethout) from the candy store. It looks like a brown twig of wood and you chew on it to extract the flavour. The aniseed in this tea reminds me of another Dutch treat “gestampte muisjes” which is a sweet powdery topping you can put on your sliced bread. The tea is sweet and full of flavour. I drink it when I crave something sweet without the calories.

Flavors: Anise, Licorice, Sweet

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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7
drank Black Adder by Red Seal
1 tasting notes

I love this tea, the natural sweetness is the best thing when you are craving a dessert and trying to avoid chocolate!

Angrboda

Then why only seven points?

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71
drank Mi-Chai by Red Seal
10 tasting notes

Need awhile to infuse properly. Other than that, a really nice quick version of the traditional Indian Chai tea. Milk and sugar and you’re off!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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83

NEW ZEALAND TEA IS AMAZING. I really like this tea chilled, sweetened with stevia, the mixed with a little bit of Perrier or San Pellegrino. Weird I know. But it’s like a green tea ginger ale that doesn’t affect my darn type 1 diabetes because it won’t spike my blood sugar. It also tastes lovely hot as well. Awesome for when you have a cold.

Preparation
145 °F / 62 °C

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54
drank Peppermint by Red Seal
16 tasting notes

Smooth, unoffensive taste – but no minty exhale like other peppermint teas I’ve tried. I find that if I steep long enough to get that effect, the compromise is it tastes a bit dry and bitter down the back of the tongue. I do like 2 bags steeped together after a big meal to reduce bloating and intestinal discomfort, though I should probably just eat less. :)

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec

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98
drank Black Adder by Red Seal
65 tasting notes

While not technically a tea, Black Adder has been a staple in my home for many years .. I love it hot and I love it cold; I just leave the bag in my cup so it gets nice and strong then keep topping up with water until I can no longer taste it ..

It’s also a wonderful blender so if variety is your thing then try it mixed with other herbals or flavoured greens – today I threw a bag of this and a bag of Healtheries Green Tea with Mandarin & Limeflower in my travel mug, filled with boiling water and went on my way = so so good!

It’s very popular with guests, and I really wish I could buy it in larger amounts – this is the only reason I didn’t give it a rating of 100!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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