Usually, I don’t get rooibos. It’s not bad, it’s just not exciting to me. This one is nice, though. It’s smooth, sweet, maple-y (yay!) and there’s no woody taste!
65 Tasting Notes
I am really, really impressed with this! I don’t usually like herbal teas – they wind up being too tart – but this is nice and sweet and smooth. I may have to invest in a tin…
At first I wasn’t too sure how the orange and mint would cooperate, but it was actually quite nice. Refreshing, and I’m hoping I can try it iced soon.
I think I got some of the last in the canister – my leaves are quite small. Nevertheless, the taste is really nice. With milk and sugar it reminds me of some type of candy or snack. Dry, the raspberry comes through most, but steeped the coconut comes out a bit more. There isn’t as much raspberry as I thought there would be, but it works nicely with the coconut to keep things from being too tart or too smooth.
So far, the first oolong I’ve liked! I think the fruit really works with it nicely. Not much to say but hom nom nom.
I love me my fruity teas. :P
Fruity with a mild tea flavour. Nice with some sweetener and milk, especially as a first-thing-in-the-morning tea.
I drank this with a touch of agave syrup and milk. The taste is nice and smooth, with a bit of bite near the end because of the peppercorns. There’s also a slight smooth sweetness that lingers for a little bit.
This is the first rooibos I’ve had and liked – I tried it because it was being given out as a sample.
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When I first smelled this tea, I couldn’t quite place what it reminded me of. Then my friend exclaimed “it smells like cookies!” and she was so right.
Brewed, this tea has a nice clean flavour. The coconut and pineapple are first, and the (not too bitter) walnut follows up.
I was short on time and used water that was a bit too hot, but it still brewed nicely.
My boyfriend adores anything Pumpkin Spice flavoured, so I got him a tin of this as a gift. I also got a sample for myself, and although I don’t like pumpkin pie, I like this.
In the tin, the tea has a very strong, sweet smell. Once brewed, it mellows out nicely. The overall taste is very nice and cozy, and the warm spice was very welcome after a long, cold bus ride home. I’m impressed by how smooth it is while still tasting spicy.
ETA: This is now my most favourite tea. I’ve played around with how much to add and how long to steep, and it’s magnificent.
Clean and light taste, and I can almost handle the jasmine (usually it tastes like urine to me) because of the citrus. I wish that the amount of citrus in the smell translated more to the steeped tea, however.
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Tastes nice, but I’m having a hard time getting it to brew strong enough without dumping it all in my infuser.
Also, while the nice big pieces of star anise and cardamom are pretty, I had to smash everything up so I could get a bit of everything in the cup.
Nothing spectacular, but the vanilla smooths out the bergamot nicely. I don’t find it as astringent as it can be sometimes.
Dry, the tea had the same “off” smell that the Buttered Rum I tried had. Still, I grabbed 10 grams and brought it home to try.
Stepped, that smell is gone, or at least tempered by the citrus. It’s all just lovely, light citrus. There is a green foamy… scum around the edges of my mug and infuser, but I’m not worried.
The taste is nice. Green tea and citrus, and a smooth ending. I really like it. Not exactly like a Creamsicle, like some are claiming, but it’s a nice combination of fresh and comforting.
Nice and refreshing. The blueberry adds a nice fruity sweetness, but the licorice root keeps things complex. I’m surprised I like this as much as I do, considering my extreme hatred for licorice.
sigh I wanted to like this so, so much. It sounded like it would be nice and fruity and clean.
Which it kind of is. But I’m also finding it VERY floral, which I can’t handle. Sadface.
IT HAS SPARKLES! Eeeeeeeee!
I don’t usually like cinnamon but this tea is really tasty. It’s not a sharp, spicy taste – more like a smooth, sweet taste. Think spice cake, not Cinnamon Hearts. It’s nice and warming, but not burn-y. :P
Oh goodness, this smells gooooood. Fresh-sweet-tangy-fruity.
The taste is… different. I’m picking up a sweet but slightly smoky taste, and it finishes up with some lime tang. The other fruits shine through in the aftertaste. I’ll probably try a proper steep (lower temperature) later and see how that does.
I got 50g of this in an online order when I bought my Therm-O, because I’d always wanted to try it and it was always sold out in my local shop.
My first cup, I had it with a touch of sugar and no milk (was testing out Things That Worked for travelling with the Therm-O), but it steeped quite a long time and while it tasted good, it wasn’t really “right.”
The second cup I had to force myself to finish. I hadn’t completely rinsed the Therm-O of my Pumpkin Chai with cream and sugar when I made the cup at school, and something happened that made it smell SO RANCID. I was gagging.
This time, I steeped it my preferred way – three minutes with boiling water, two sugar cubes, and just enough milk to tell that there’s milk in it. The smell is better but still kind of weird (but I think it’s going to take a long time to get over the memories of Cup #2), and the taste is smooth and pleasant. I’m not picking up too much coconut, though.
A scoop of this plus some chamomile will hopefully calm my stomach and knock me out for the night.
A longer steep does help the flavour. Makes it a bit more pronounced.
The smell of this in the tin (and, to a lesser degree, steeped) just makes me want to grab handfuls and eat it. It’s got a lovely sweet-slightly spicy-earthy-nutty smell that makes me so happy.
I know some people have issues with the pink from the beetroot, but I’m just happy it’s not from hibiscus. And I like that it gives it some colour, because I have a feeling that otherwise it’d just be slightly murky clear liquid, and that’s just sad.
The taste is interesting. I don’t pick up too much apple at first – mostly just a vaguely warm, sweet nuttiness. The spices aren’t hot, just warming. The earthy bitterness of the nuts goes well with the natural sweetness of everything else. Very delicate, almost weak, but next time I’ll try steeping it longer.