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I like this!! first time I made this, not so much. But today? it’s quite different.
If you let the RL teas sit for a few weeks, I think it really makes a difference.
The rooibos base is really smooth and comes through more than anything else. Chocolate is in here? Oh yes there it is, hiding in the back! Super mild, but it’s there. I ordered Robust flavouring, next time I think I would go with the higher level. The highest of them all… is there matcha in there?
Now this is a gift for my Aunt, so I only made a few cups. Otherwise, I’d experiment a bit more.
Either way… I will definitely order it again, despite my initial apprehension, now that I know what to expect

LiberTEAS

@Indigobloom, I’m learning that the wait time does make a difference with the flavored Matcha as well. I follow it as a rule with other teas (that is, wait at least 3 weeks for teas from 52Teas, for example), but I didn’t think with the Matcha it made as big a difference … but I’ve found that it does!

Sil

interesting..i’ve never noticed an issue with the matcha. I’ll have to give it a whirl next order and let them sit and see if the flavour changes. Or maybe try the pumpkin or the chai in my cupboard since i’m pretty sure i tried those right away.

LiberTEAS

I’ve noticed it mostly with the teas where I’ve noticed a sort of chemical-y taste with, if I wait a couple of weeks, that chemical-y taste sort of wanes, which is a really good thing!

Sil

ooh good to know :)

Indigobloom

It’s so true, LiberTeas is right on! the chemical tasting ones really air out and settle down with a few weeks. But… you need to tin them. Or atleast open them. 52Teas, you can leave it in the package if need be.

CHAroma

Rooibos matcha? Hmm, interesting.

Indigobloom

Yep, it was tasty!! can’t wait to order it again :D

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LiberTEAS

@Indigobloom, I’m learning that the wait time does make a difference with the flavored Matcha as well. I follow it as a rule with other teas (that is, wait at least 3 weeks for teas from 52Teas, for example), but I didn’t think with the Matcha it made as big a difference … but I’ve found that it does!

Sil

interesting..i’ve never noticed an issue with the matcha. I’ll have to give it a whirl next order and let them sit and see if the flavour changes. Or maybe try the pumpkin or the chai in my cupboard since i’m pretty sure i tried those right away.

LiberTEAS

I’ve noticed it mostly with the teas where I’ve noticed a sort of chemical-y taste with, if I wait a couple of weeks, that chemical-y taste sort of wanes, which is a really good thing!

Sil

ooh good to know :)

Indigobloom

It’s so true, LiberTeas is right on! the chemical tasting ones really air out and settle down with a few weeks. But… you need to tin them. Or atleast open them. 52Teas, you can leave it in the package if need be.

CHAroma

Rooibos matcha? Hmm, interesting.

Indigobloom

Yep, it was tasty!! can’t wait to order it again :D

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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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