1112 Tasting Notes
Dry, this one has a ton of character. The scent is distinctly fruity and even a bit sugary, and the dried fruits and petals that flavor it are abundant. They don’t hide the rooibos, either, and the scents mix together harmoniously. It definitely reminds me of spring!
Drinking it, though, I’m disappointed by each sip. It’s not that it’s a bad tea, per se, just that the scent is so lovely that it gives me extremely high expectations. The flavor is primarily rooibos; the berries and rose are still there, but I have to search for them.
One thing I enjoy is the adorable sprinkles that are part of this blend, which give it a slight sweetness. With some rooibos, I find that honey is necessary to balance out the “earthy” taste — not so for this one!
Love this, it’s a pretty basic mint tisane but sometimes that’s really all you need. Sometimes I open the bag just to sniff the awesomely powerful minty scent! Today I threw in some lavender, which made it even more delicious.
However, it does occur to me that you could recreate this fairly easily if you garden and/or have access to a store that sells the ingredients.
This one is growing on me — I used to hate it so much I couldn’t finish a cup — but I still can’t say I’m a huge fan. I know rooibos often has what one might call a “woody” taste, but this takes things too far and almost feels like I’m drinking unusually flavorful wood. I think what bugs me the most is the weird underlying sweetness that I assume comes from the stevia and doesn’t suit the rest of the tea at all.