Thanks, greenteafairy, for this tea!
We were all joking at the last tea meet-up that this smelled like olives and since nobody else wanted this tea I decided to take it, be brave and make my olive-loving Greek ancestors proud.
And guess what? There is an olive-like flavor too this tea. This rooibos is particularly fruity and the cinnamon and cloves help to bring out those notes even more. It’s almost as if I were eating an olive while chewing on some big red gum. Strangely enough I kind of liked it. It just worked for me. I could see how someone with different tastes and especially people who don’t like rooibos could hate it.