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oh, this is nice. I have a weakness for red fruits in tea, particularly in rooibos. I think a lot of my favorite rooibos blends have strawberry or other berries there in some form or the other. So when Melanchocolate offered to send me some of this I could not resist accepting. And it is not a disappointment at all.

Funny that I seem to get a subtle green apple (granny smith) taste from a lot of things which are strawberry based – Marco Polo for example and this here. I think it is happening on my brain not on the cup!

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Ysaurella

you’re so lucky to like rooibos ! I’ve tried several but it doesn’t seem to be my cup of tea even if I would have like (this is nice to drink something without theine for the evening)

cteresa

Have you tried yet Marco Polo Rouge? Maybe that could be the one for you.

About rooibos, I am picky, very picky admittedly, but I am lucky I like plain rooibos (if good! If good it can be this sort of woody honey like taste. If bad, it can taste like wood in a bad way, that is saw dust!). And you are right, rooibos is lucky to like, it is so much more interesting and cozy-inducing than plain tisanes or nasty hibiscus without messing up my sleep!

Ysaurella

nope never tried Marco Polo Rouge but I will !

cteresa

Don’t buy 100 grams of it! I am now wondering if maybe green rooibos might not be better for you to try – green rooibos is less used but it can be lovely! I don’t have Marco rouge or would send you some, got a couple green rooibos (plain and a spicy one which is not great) that I could send you – with a warning those are not great ! Not bad but not fabulous either

Ysaurella

I think I have some Marco Polo Rouge in a swap with LaFleurBleue (as a mystery blend)…didn’t try ot yet but definitively will

TheTeaFairy

cteresa, I agree with you that, even if it’s not my favourite, I will have any Rooibos over a boring tisane or nasty hibiscus!

cteresa

Do try Marco Polo Rouge, Ysaurella! It might be it – or we should try very different rooibos.

TheTeaFairy, I actually swear that rooibos, a good cup properly prepared can leave me with this warm glowy well-being feeling but the kind which lets you sleep really well and reallt fast rather than a glowy well feeling which makes you organize all kitchen cupboards and finish 2 reports in 3 hours (that is mate for me). But I am picky about rooibos, even if I do like plain rooibos or rooibos where you notice the rooibos itself. I think one thing for sure – flavoured rooibos should almost always have some vanilla, vanilla goes magically well with the natural rooibos taste!

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Ysaurella

you’re so lucky to like rooibos ! I’ve tried several but it doesn’t seem to be my cup of tea even if I would have like (this is nice to drink something without theine for the evening)

cteresa

Have you tried yet Marco Polo Rouge? Maybe that could be the one for you.

About rooibos, I am picky, very picky admittedly, but I am lucky I like plain rooibos (if good! If good it can be this sort of woody honey like taste. If bad, it can taste like wood in a bad way, that is saw dust!). And you are right, rooibos is lucky to like, it is so much more interesting and cozy-inducing than plain tisanes or nasty hibiscus without messing up my sleep!

Ysaurella

nope never tried Marco Polo Rouge but I will !

cteresa

Don’t buy 100 grams of it! I am now wondering if maybe green rooibos might not be better for you to try – green rooibos is less used but it can be lovely! I don’t have Marco rouge or would send you some, got a couple green rooibos (plain and a spicy one which is not great) that I could send you – with a warning those are not great ! Not bad but not fabulous either

Ysaurella

I think I have some Marco Polo Rouge in a swap with LaFleurBleue (as a mystery blend)…didn’t try ot yet but definitively will

TheTeaFairy

cteresa, I agree with you that, even if it’s not my favourite, I will have any Rooibos over a boring tisane or nasty hibiscus!

cteresa

Do try Marco Polo Rouge, Ysaurella! It might be it – or we should try very different rooibos.

TheTeaFairy, I actually swear that rooibos, a good cup properly prepared can leave me with this warm glowy well-being feeling but the kind which lets you sleep really well and reallt fast rather than a glowy well feeling which makes you organize all kitchen cupboards and finish 2 reports in 3 hours (that is mate for me). But I am picky about rooibos, even if I do like plain rooibos or rooibos where you notice the rooibos itself. I think one thing for sure – flavoured rooibos should almost always have some vanilla, vanilla goes magically well with the natural rooibos taste!

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Inconstant tea drinker – I mostly drink tea when not too hot. I hang around steepster much more frequently in (northern hemisphere) cold season.

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I like all sorts of tea, flavoured and unflavoured, though I am picky. I am always willing to try anything new. I am now particularly interested in single origins.

I am one of those people who actually loves Lapsang Souchong. I am not crazy about Earl Grey, in general. I don´t quite get Darjeeling teas, but I am trying to make sure …

I like rooibos, though not all bases. I loathe hibiscus. I do not like fennel/liquorice/anise in blends or teas with chicory. I am picky about what I consider true cinnamon.

As you can probably tell from my cupboard, the brands I find more interesting right now are Mariage Fréres,Thé-o-Dor and Yumchaa.

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