Time to try out the most strongly scented tea in the box. I had my mom open the order before I flew home and she basically had to quarantine this one because everything around it smelled like root beer.
The cool part is it reminds me of better quality root beer too, not the syrupy mainstream root beer. A brewery on the Island brews their own root beer and it smells similar to this: heavy on the wintergreen with the obligatory heavy shot of sarsaparilla, creamy vanilla, and spices. This is mostly wintergreen and sarsaparilla for sure.
Brewing it up, it smells just as awesome. But it kind of screws with your brain because when you take a sip, the black base is in the forefront, and reminds you that this is tea and not pop. It’s pretty good, but not as flavourful as it smells. I still can’t wait to try this cold brewed though. I have a feeling brewing it that way will bring out the flavours even more and tone down the base.
S&V did a great job on this one, really.