1196 Tasting Notes
So I had this while running around Toronto yesterday and I was sad to say I wasn’t impressed. It was tasty at first, but the true test of a rooibos for me is if it can stay in my travel mug and not go weird and this one failed. It tasted a bit like blueberry, but soon enough it was a bit “I’mma let you finish, but hibiscus is the best tea ingredient of all time!” Blegh. Why? Why ruin delicious teas with hibiscus? Ever since the Hibiscus Raspberry coffee cherry mess, hibiscus just makes my stomach turn. I’ll finish out this bag and keep a close eye on the steep time, but I don’t think I’ll restock it.
They were right on this one! It does make an amazing iced tea! Hot, for me, the flavors go “Ooooh, berries…blegh chamomile….mmm mint!” and it leaves you with this amazingly tingly note. Iced, though, it reverses. At first, it tastes like the sun tea mom used to make with a sprig of fresh mint thrown in for flavor. You almost forget about the berries until they surprise you, mixing with the chamomile to create something delicious. It is wonderful, I’m so glad I made a pitcher of it!
This is a tasty tea, but it’s just that. It’s not mind blowing, it’s not juicy, it’s not amazing, it’s just tasty. It’s light a refreshing and one I’m glad I’ve tried, but this 50 g needs to do a lot more to impress me before I decide to replace it. I drank about half the mug and got distracted. 15 minutes later I started this review and honestly couldn’t remember what it tasted like. So….tasty, but forgettable.
Had to have another cup. I just had to! When I was a kid, whenever we went on vacation, my Dad would always hunt down an old penny candy store and get fireballs, which were essentially cinnamon jaw breakers. He’d get a pound of them and eat them like they were going out of style. He always shared, and my younger brother and I would each get one and a paper towel. Whoever could keep it in their mouth the longest won…I never won. XD. This tea brings up that memory and I’m grateful for it because it was a memory I had forgotten.