I’ve never tried a fruity rooibos before, but the description of this one made me give it a chance. I wasn’t sure what to think when I smelled it in the bag. I didn’t smell the woodiness of rooibos at all, but I did smell a strong scent that I couldn’t place at first. It finally came to me. It smells like lemon flavoured Halls (the cough drops). I hoped the taste would be mellower than the smell.
When really hot, it did have a strong medicinal taste to it, that thankfully mellowed out a bit when it cooled. Not horrible, but not one I’ll be reaching for anytime soon. I think the added flavouring is just too strong in this, as lemongrass and cornflowers wouldn’t overpower the rooibos the way this is. I’ll put it on the list of teas to try drinking when I have a sore throat.