Second cup of the day. I was very excited to try this tea as I love ginger and really like sugar and spice, which tastes like gingerbread to me, and I’m generally a fan of rooibos, especially green rooibos. So I picked up 20g of this yesterday.
The dry smell is nice and ginger and a bit of cinnamon. Very nice. I brewed it for 5 minutes, and the steeped smell is so familiar… I figured it out. A mixture of birthday cake by davidstea and coco chai rooibos also by davidstea. Not a fan of the birthday cake smell at all, much too sugary.
Flavor… Ehhh, not my favorite. I get a watered down birthday cake with some ginger and maybe pineapple. Thankfully its not as cloying as birthday cake, not as sweet. It’s similar to Della terras pineapple upside down cake, but different. There’s a lot of flavors going on actually, tough to discern what it is. The aftertaste has brown sugar and fruitiness. It’s not bad the more I sip, but not gingerbread to me. I much prefer sugar and spice for a gingerbread flavor.
Overall, a weird tea. Not much rooibos flavor, it is very masked. But I will need to have a few more cups before I figure this one out. I had the same trouble with mint julep (spring collection) just too many things in it. I confess I’m a bit disappointed. Rating 79 for now.
ETA – Now I got a big mouthful of spice. What the heck. Tea, sort yourself out! I like some sips more than others even! And now that I read the description, yeah, there’s molasses in there. Weird though still. Don’t know what to think. I think I will add ginger to it when I’m home to make it actually gingery. Sigh.