7 Tasting Notes
Really, it was gross. I did not enjoy this at all. Did not finish the cup. The flavours were not balanced and coconut did not come out except as a sour taste.
Having this matcha tea is like finding wine in a sea of beer. I have had it plain, and as a latte and so far it’s become my favourite matcha. It comes across the palette very smoothly, not powdery, and with a hint of sweetness. Kind of like Ovaltine but with a lighter flavour. I can see either Vanilla or Cinnamon bringing the honey sweetness out as a dessert, or you can use it in a base mix for chai. Next, I think I will try making it into ice cream!
Finding it locally has been a pain however. With so many tea shops in Toronto you’d think that at least ONE would carry it! I ordered it online instead. It came in a silver packet, inside its aluminum tin, wrapped in a bubble wrap envelope. It was a bit of a pain getting every dot of rooibus out of the packaging and into its tin but worth it. :) The delivery time took about 3-4 Days from Florida to Toronto.
I’d say this as an expensive and rare drink it truly hits the spot for any occasion. Served hot, cold, or as a base for recipes. Very versatile, healthy and delicious!
I brewed it with water the first time but it was meh. The second time, I heated just milk to almost boiling, then added this tea. That did the trick! The best tea that hits the spot for those “snack” cravings. Sweet, spicy, and frothy. A great balance.
Just a note though, it tastes better than it smells. A sniff will be too strong. Just have to have faith that the flavours meld more delicately after brewing.
It made my whole tea cupboard smell like it. Not very appealing after a few months of this aroma. I did not find it very impressive straight up but with a little milk added, its not bad. Just not greatest experience.
If you are going to get this tea be prepared to smell it for ages.
A great light and refreshing drink. I actually brew this with a few pieces of cinnamon and ginger, and it tastes epic. The colour turns a bright red, as per its namesake “Red Tea”.
This Rooibos has a very delicate sweetness that happens as an aftertaste at the back of the tongue. This lightness makes it a great base to create hot or cold sweet beverages from. I imagine it would be perfect as a red “masala chai”.
At a great price, this one hits the spot. I try to keep a pitcher in the fridge all the time.
Rooibos is awesome for giving you energy or a midday pick-up without the use of caffeine. Great for any time of the day. It makes me happy to drink this. :)
I love green tea, but as a first try on its own, it did taste a little bitter. It’s much better texture and flavour once you add milk.