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Last night I lost all track of time! I sat down for my nightly tea at 10:30pm! I didn’t want to be up all night so I chose this. Luckily I genuinely like rooibos – maybe because I also love coffee and my husband’s cigars (I think it has a faint tobacco like quality) and because of the story I’m about to tell…
I’m reminded of another night that I wanted my nightly tea very late at night – we were in California in June, staying at Deetjens in Big Sur. We came back to our cabin tired from a day of adventure, but in the mood for something sweet and our nightly tea, but it was also past 10pm, and the restaurant part of the inn was winding down for the evening.
Here is a picture to help you imagine:
(third picture down, the bar room, first table – that is exactly where we were sitting!)
The hostess remembered us from another night we were there for dinner – my husband’s stomach was upset and they fixed him soup and we didn’t have dessert because of it – so she told us she was glad we were now ready for dessert and brought us pot de creme and a nice sized teapot of rooibos. How could you not like rooibos after that? :) Every time I have it the taste brings me back to that night. I keep on saying that I am going to seek out flavored rooibos and try a variety of additions, but I never do. I now realize this is why :)
Had this again last night. I had an appointment with the accountant previously, and a 7:30 am dentist appointment this morning! I probably could have used something much stronger than rooibos, but, since I have an active imagination, it sufficed! I felt warm, comforted, relaxed, and fell asleep (and stayed asleep!) within a half hour of my last, tasty, sip. I really have to look into some more flavors :)
This was good! I was in the mood for some tea, and drinking caffeine at 9:30 pm is pushing it, even for me! I went with this rooibos instead of my usual black. I sweetened it with a little honey and sat and relaxed with it. I feel nice and warm and happy – they say rooibos is calming and I think it’s true :)
I decided to try a few teaspoonfuls of this tea because of reading about it on the forum. I was pleasantly surprised that I did not hate it. The mint is a bit too strong for me and leaves a tingle on my lips and tongue., but it also has a very calming effect. All in all I guess this tea wasn’t too bad. I would buy it again every once in a while if im in the mood.
I purchased this tea on a whim while at Wegmans. I kind of regret only buying $0.84 worth! I normally don’t drink pu-erh because it reminds me of drinking dirt, but this one was fairly nice. I taste the orange when it hits my tongue, but it’s the ginger that’s the predominant flavor in this tea. It goes down spicy and warms the throat. It’s good for the morning but I also found it excellent after a large meal or if I was feeling under the weather.
I’m really not sure about this one. It’s Blueberry Black Flavored Tea and it smells great but it’s blueberry flavored and not actual blueberry or natural blueberry…it seems to be a bit bitter which interrupts the potential blueberry goodness. It’s not awful but I don’t think I would buy it again and I am glad I did the bulk and only enough for 2 cups.
This smells like a Chocolate Coconut Cookie. This also smells VERY strong. When I tasted it at first I thought it was much mellower than the smell led me to believe. It’s quite good. Its not too strong and not too mellow. The Chocolate Chips Prior to steep are HUGE and took about 3 minutes steeping to melt. I’m glad I bought this.