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I think this is the tea I got at my local tea shop yesterday. Back when I first tried this tea in a to go cup there last summer, I loved it. We’ll have to see how it compares now that I’ve tried a lot more rooibos teas.

The dry smell is pretty good, I get pear and apple as well. However, steeped it mostly smells like rooibos. This didn’t come with brewing directions so I tried 4 minutes so that it wouldn’t get too rooibos-y, but I’m not sure, it may have. But there is a faint pear smell so I’m hoping it will turn out good.

Hmmm..this is lacking in pear flavor :( the rooibos is very nice and smooth, with a nice woody taste, and I get a hint of apple, but not a whole lot of pear, maybe a little bit, but not very much. I might play with steeping parameters to try to find the sweet spot with this one, it’s still enjoyable and light for when I want a fresh, not heavily flavored rooibos, but I’m a bit disappointed that there’s not more pear flavor. But I will persist and try to find the flavor!

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Sil

Doh…was hoping for a pear tea to try lol

MissLena

Me too! Weird, it seemed much more pear when I had it last summer..I will keep you posted if this one gets any better though!

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Sil

Doh…was hoping for a pear tea to try lol

MissLena

Me too! Weird, it seemed much more pear when I had it last summer..I will keep you posted if this one gets any better though!

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Hello all, I’m a newly graduated electrical engineer as of 2013 (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it’s excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte haha)

I enjoy a variety of herbal, white, green, oolong and black teas. I have also tried a few pu’erhs and matcha I am a bit sensitive to caffeine, but I find that in moderation I can still indulge in black teas and matcha.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I recently tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

MissLena’s rating system
(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.

I am happy to say that my caffeine intolerance seems to be subsiding! This is allowing me to try a wider variety of teas :)

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