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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
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
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.
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. :)
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!