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drank Star of Africa by Teaism
1589 tasting notes

I bought this at Teaism because of the name. I love anything African. When I got home to transfer it from the sealed bag to a tin, I was scared of the smell. It was SO strong. It reminds me of a martini… or a cosmopolitan or anything vodka mixed with fruits. I was getting a gagging reflex thinking of those days. >_<

Anyhow, I decided to give it a try. * pinches nose * Dry, the leaves are the regular ruddy needle rooibos mixed with dried fruits and bits and something thats large, leafy and yellow (perhaps the yellow plum?). Steeped, the scent is not as strong, but is still somewhat aversive. The steep was a nice red-brown color. The taste was surprisingly wonderful! It was not tart at all, and there was a gentle sweetness to it. Great fruity blend without the tartness and mouth puckering. I need to try this iced! and possibly mix with vodka someday…

Overall, this blend tasted pretty good; however, the smell!!!! ohhh the smell!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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