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I normally don’t like rooiboses, probably because I don’t like fruity teas, and most of the time, rooiboses involve some sort of fruit.

Well, I was a bit skeptical to buy any of this, but it was the tea of the day, and I did enjoy it with a bit of agave nectar (the manager was nice enough to give me some of that to go with my tea). I thought “this isn’t so bad. Maybe I’ll buy a small quantity to bring to work”
Now I regret that decision. Not because I don’t like the tea, but because I should have bought more!

It’s lovely! A fantastic tea that goes so well with milk and sugar, it’s like drinking candy. It has a beautiful creamy base to it that I did not expect from a Rooibos. The caramel aroma is strong, but not too sweet.

This morning, I tried mixing it with Cream of Earl Grey and it has resulted in a fantastic tea (a recommended mix if you haven’t already tried it). It gives the Cream of Earl Grey a nice hit of caramel that jives really well with the bergamot and vanilla. Of course, the milk and sugar really pull the entire package together even better.

I’m slowly enjoying my large mug and I can’t wait to drink another mug of it on its own again. It’s great with milk and sweetener, just with sweetener, heck, even without sweetener. I prefer the first option the best, but any way you look at it, this tea is amazing, and a huge surprise to a non-rooibos fan like me.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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