This is one strange tea. It smells bright and refreshing and not sickly lemon or cleaner lemon, but like real lemons! The color is so happy too.
On the advice of the sales girl, I brewed it in a T-sac and a dark mug to avoid staining. I added a little raw honey to taste. While its brewing, the smell mellows out considerably and smells kind of like Indian cooking. Nonetheless, I took a leap of faith and drank some!
YUM. The lemon taste from the dry leaves really pops out and it tastes refreshing and energizing even though it’s rooibos! It has a little aftertaste of cooking still but it’s really good.
Second steep… not so great… it REALLY tastes like cooking now BLECH.
It’s a great tea and its worth trying but I can’t imagine repurchasing it unless its for health reasons.