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drank Nil Rouge by Mariage Frères
82 tasting notes

Not at all sure what to expect from this one, but it seems appropriate for my bedtime tea before my trip to be from MF. Thanks, cteresa, for this sample!

Brewed at 90 degrees for about 4 minutes (didn’t have the patience for the full 5), it smells wonderful, full and spicy, which will be interesting as I’ve not encounterec a rooibos with only spice in it before. It’s very refreshing – and I can’t help but wonder if I should have brewed this for the full time after all! The spice is definitely there, and the floral tones are subtle, but I think I’m missing something here as not even the pungent rooibos is coming through very clearly. It seems to me like this might taste better on a hot day nearer the Nile, rather than a freezing night in England…

Sadly as I’m doing this from a tablet computer I can’t use the sliding scores, so I’ll leave that for when I next try this very promising tea :)

Ysaurella

bon voyage à Paris Mélanie :)

meliorate

Merci Ysaurella! :D

cteresa

Hope you have a very nice trip, enjoy the tea shopping!

I am very fond of Nil Rouge, but you know and this is weird, for me it´s mostly a lemongrass and citrus tea! But I am pretty fond of rooibos usually.

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Ysaurella

bon voyage à Paris Mélanie :)

meliorate

Merci Ysaurella! :D

cteresa

Hope you have a very nice trip, enjoy the tea shopping!

I am very fond of Nil Rouge, but you know and this is weird, for me it´s mostly a lemongrass and citrus tea! But I am pretty fond of rooibos usually.

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