15
drank Macaroon by American Tea Room
2372 tasting notes

Sipdown!! (of sorts as I am sending the rest of my sample to Dexter)

When I opened the package to send some of this away for a swap, the cacao caught my eye. Also, the rooibos smelled a bit strong so I decided to make myself a cup and see what I thought.

Tastewise, this is heavy on the rooibos with a hint of cacao. There is a tad bit of sweetness but tbh, this is not that much better than the Republic of Tea teabags I sent away (a bit better though as I was able to take a few sips before throwing it away as opposed to just one). This cup got poured and the sample got sealed to be shipped away. Hopefully Dexter will have better luck with this.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec
Dexter

LOL Hmmmmm interesting. I’m not afraid of “heavy on the rooibos”, but 15 and a dump is not encouraging. Oh well, I’ll try it and let you know….

VariaTEA

Remember though, I have gone off of the cacao tea. That probably played a role in it so I am hoping for the best. Of course, if it doesn’t work for you, you can pass it right along and it might eventually find a home. Or it will leave a bunch of people dissatisfied and happy they didn’t order it themselves.

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Dexter

LOL Hmmmmm interesting. I’m not afraid of “heavy on the rooibos”, but 15 and a dump is not encouraging. Oh well, I’ll try it and let you know….

VariaTEA

Remember though, I have gone off of the cacao tea. That probably played a role in it so I am hoping for the best. Of course, if it doesn’t work for you, you can pass it right along and it might eventually find a home. Or it will leave a bunch of people dissatisfied and happy they didn’t order it themselves.

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

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