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drank Rainbow Rooibos by Tealish
1311 tasting notes

I think I’m in love… ahhh. Wait, is it lust? it could be lust! Rosey teas tend to push me in that direction ya know. and papaya, apparently.
Deeeelish!! the fruit notes bring that natural sweet tone and hides most of the earthy rooibos that sometimes can be too much for me. The rose… well, that just makes it lovely. I love rose in my tea… *sighs…
Thank you so much to Tealish for the free sample!!!

Scott B

This sounds like a good candidate to be a Rooibus that I would enjoy. Sounds good for summer, too.

Indigobloom

I recommend it! esp if you enjoy fruity tea, it’s more present than the floral note which just adds a nice background note

TheTeaFairy

You make this one sound sooo irresistible! I know you seem to enjoy this one better, but do you find it resembles DT Jelly Beans or Swampwater? I’m thinking of ordering it but want some comparison first, trying to avoid more of the same!

Indigobloom

Hmm I’ve never tried Swampwater. This is more flavourful than the Jelly Bean tea, and floral to. Somehow, it just seems to go deeper, ya know what I mean?

TheTeaFairy

thanks! and yep, know what you mean, I was so ready to dive in Jelly Bean… I do like it but it does lack in the debth departement… now I have to get me some Rainbow!

Bonnie

Is it me or does it seem that DT does Fall and Winter better than Spring and Summer tea?

TheTeaFairy

Bonnie, I agree!… mind you, DT was founded here in Montreal where summer and spring last as long as a blink! So if I have to choose, I go with good fall and winter creations!

Bonnie

I do want to come to visit Montreal, cheaper than going to Europe too! I loved Vancouver and Victoria last Sept. but I was with 2 teenagers and didn’t get to drink tea. Went into a teaopia though. Bought MAPLE TEA, such a tourist!

Indigobloom

TeaFairy: I can’t wait to see what you think! I’m thinking about getting more myself, when I’m done my other rooibos’. and I <3 Montreal! well, I know I will when I visit anyhow!
Bonnie: I so agree, they really drop the ball in summer/spring.

DaisyChubb

We stopped in Montreal during our drive! It was gorrrgeous, even when the sky was grey and the trees were all dead from Winter! I would love to go back in the summer/fall :)

TheTeaFairy

All 3 of you Gals are welcomed to visit anytime! Montreal is indeed a great city, but Bonnie, if you’re looking for a real Europe substitute, Quebec city is also fabulous, with its Château Frontenac and Plaines d’Abraham! p.s. one sure thing in this world: maple syrup is NOT overated, so nothing tourist about that!
DaisyChubb, glad you enjoyed your short visit in the winter, Mtl really comes to life in the summer, hope you can make it someday:)
Enough said! MTL tourist industry is about to give me a job!!
IndigoB: I haven’t been thrilled in the past with Tealish, but based on this review, I will make a new attempt and try more of their teas, maybe I’ll be lucky this time around!

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Scott B

This sounds like a good candidate to be a Rooibus that I would enjoy. Sounds good for summer, too.

Indigobloom

I recommend it! esp if you enjoy fruity tea, it’s more present than the floral note which just adds a nice background note

TheTeaFairy

You make this one sound sooo irresistible! I know you seem to enjoy this one better, but do you find it resembles DT Jelly Beans or Swampwater? I’m thinking of ordering it but want some comparison first, trying to avoid more of the same!

Indigobloom

Hmm I’ve never tried Swampwater. This is more flavourful than the Jelly Bean tea, and floral to. Somehow, it just seems to go deeper, ya know what I mean?

TheTeaFairy

thanks! and yep, know what you mean, I was so ready to dive in Jelly Bean… I do like it but it does lack in the debth departement… now I have to get me some Rainbow!

Bonnie

Is it me or does it seem that DT does Fall and Winter better than Spring and Summer tea?

TheTeaFairy

Bonnie, I agree!… mind you, DT was founded here in Montreal where summer and spring last as long as a blink! So if I have to choose, I go with good fall and winter creations!

Bonnie

I do want to come to visit Montreal, cheaper than going to Europe too! I loved Vancouver and Victoria last Sept. but I was with 2 teenagers and didn’t get to drink tea. Went into a teaopia though. Bought MAPLE TEA, such a tourist!

Indigobloom

TeaFairy: I can’t wait to see what you think! I’m thinking about getting more myself, when I’m done my other rooibos’. and I <3 Montreal! well, I know I will when I visit anyhow!
Bonnie: I so agree, they really drop the ball in summer/spring.

DaisyChubb

We stopped in Montreal during our drive! It was gorrrgeous, even when the sky was grey and the trees were all dead from Winter! I would love to go back in the summer/fall :)

TheTeaFairy

All 3 of you Gals are welcomed to visit anytime! Montreal is indeed a great city, but Bonnie, if you’re looking for a real Europe substitute, Quebec city is also fabulous, with its Château Frontenac and Plaines d’Abraham! p.s. one sure thing in this world: maple syrup is NOT overated, so nothing tourist about that!
DaisyChubb, glad you enjoyed your short visit in the winter, Mtl really comes to life in the summer, hope you can make it someday:)
Enough said! MTL tourist industry is about to give me a job!!
IndigoB: I haven’t been thrilled in the past with Tealish, but based on this review, I will make a new attempt and try more of their teas, maybe I’ll be lucky this time around!

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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