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Herbal and Decaf TTB.
I don’t know why someone put this tea in here, it is neither herbal nor decaf, but I decided to give it a try. My first thought was that it doesn’t smell or taste of cherries to me, which seems a little odd considering the name. It does smell and taste quite strongly of rose, which is nice, but I don’t really care for the green tea here. I did probably oversteep it, but it’s quite bitter and that combined with the rose makes me think of soap. If I were a bigger fan of green tea, I might play with the steep times here, but I think I’ll just pass this on to someone who might enjoy it more.
Flavors: Bitter, Floral, Green, Rose
This tastes a lot like Lupicia’s Jardin Sauvage, except that the fruit flavors here are more pronounced. The citrus notes are the strongest, followed by something sweeter and vaguer that, on re-reading the description, I think must be peach. The green rooibos doesn’t come through very strongly – I’m not getting the honey whole-heat pretzel flavor I often taste with green rooibos – although it works well as a base with the fruit flavors. The blend is quite sweet and very refreshing. I think I like it a bit better than Jardin Sauvage, just because I prefer the balance of fruit to rooibos here. I should mention that I drank this iced (brewed hot, then chilled). I’ve only had Jardin Sauvage hot so far; I’ll have to ice it and see how it compares.