Thanks, KiwiDelight, for this one!
Dry leaf smell: Whoa, that’s bananas! The steeped smell is much mellower & that signature rooibos aroma takes the forefront.
Tried the first half of the cup without any additives. With small sips, the banana flavor is prominent. Mmm, like over-ripe bananas or home baked banana bread. When I took a big sip, I didn’t pick-up on it as much, though. I’m odd like that, sometimes.
Read the other reviews and decided to add some rock sugar (2 little pieces) for the second half. Wow, now it really tastes like bananas! And there’s a chocolate taste at the end of the sip. Reminds me more of a chocolate-covered frozen banana than a mudslide… But that’s a good thing b/c it’s quite delicious!