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Recent Tasting Notes
First impression: There’s a lot of rose petals and big chunks of vanilla bean pod amongst the rooibos.
I’m actually really excited about the amount of vanilla pod in here — there’s probably 3 pieces totalling just over an inch of vanilla bean in the teaspoon of a half of leaf that went in my steeper. As a result, this is easily the creamiest cup of rooibos I’ve ever had.
Despite the amount of rose in the blend, there wasn’t an overwhelming amount of rose flavor. It was balanced and just about right. It adds a floral sweetness to the cup and seems to temper the rooibos some.
Even so there’s definitely a rooibos flavor present, as well, but I’m not finding it strong enough to be offensive, in spite of not caring for rooibos.
I feel weird recommending a rooibos, but this is what I want from a vanilla tea.
Traveling Tea Box C #3
Mmmmmmmmmmm Mmmmmmmmmmm good! This is actually a rooibos I agree with! My favorite tea is a black tea called Victorian Vanilla. it was one of the first loose leaf teas I ever had and it was from a local tea source at farmers market from my home town. I actually just got a surprise package of 4oz of it! Anyways the whole point is… It’s a black tea base with vanilla and rose petals! Simple yet so delicious and my favorite! I’m pretty sure that is why I like this one so much! I will have to keep a little bit of this one for myself and let a little move on with the box. I will also have to include some Victorian vanilla to let you all compare ;). Yay 3 down!
Me & Chamomile…we don’t always see eye to eye…actually, it’s rare that we do, see eye to eye, that is…
This tea smells like ‘used’ catnip. Blah!!!
It has a little lemony taste to it somehow which is the only reason I will finish this cup. I don’t hate it but it’s certainly not for me. It’s mellow and pleasant for those who like chamomile and/or lavender…but I think me and this tea will part ways…sorry.
Taken without milk or sugar.
I’ve never had lavender tea before so the first sip was kinda shocking but when you get used to the tang of the lavender it’s not so bad. For this tea the chamomile exists as a toasty base flavor for the lavender to shine off of. The chamomile is there but it’s the chair your dinner guest is sitting on. Not a second dinner guest.
And lavender in tea just reminds me of the color purple. Not the movie… but the actual color. There is some kind of spicy alertness to the herb which feels like red. But the after taste is soothing and floral which feels like blue… Then again one of my favorite flowers are blue bells so I maybe partial on that blue description but I’m sure you see where I’m going with this…
Eh… it’s an interesting flavor.