Sub Rosa Tea
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The dry “leaf” of this smells absolutely heavenly — not much like a carrot cake, but a slightly sweet and pleasantly spicy rooibos. It’s nice to look at as well, with fairly large carrot, coconut, walnut, and ginger chunks!
I’m not very impressed by the taste of this brewed up with nothing added, but since it’s obviously supposed to be a dessert-esque blend, I expected I’d have to add some sweetener. That brings out a nice spiciness (cinnamon and ginger) and makes it taste lovely: spicy enough to seem extra warming and soothing but not so much that those that are bad with spicy foods and drinks (like me) will be overwhelmed! Does it live up to the carrot cake name? Not really, and I truly wish that it did, but I still enjoy it!
This is one of those dessert teas that goes all the way in the dessert direction. I added about half a packet of sweetener and a splash of half and half to an 8oz cup, and if I hadn’t made it myself I probably wouldn’t have believed it wasn’t some kind of fancy hot chocolate! The overall flavor I get is marshmallow, interestingly enough, with chocolate and coconut as strong secondary flavors. Both the aroma and the taste are very strong!
I love this a lot, but fair warning: it doesn’t really taste like tea at all.