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Hmm…I’ve never had a rooibos before, so I can’t really compare this to anything. The in bag smell wasn’t great, but it wasn’t bad. The brewed smell I actually really enjoyed. I can see some white chocolate coming through here, but not enough to make me hate it. I can also see the medicated vanilla after taste, but that’s probably not fair. A.) I had just read Azzrian’s review, and I’m amazingly impressionable. B.) Vanilla has a tendency to taste like medicine to me. Seriously, if the flavor of vanilla were a person, I’d punch him right in the face.

Anyway, this is just kind of meh. I’m not preparing to buy another bag, but I’m also not looking for friends to give this away to.

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Azzrian

LOL Poor Mr. Vanilla!

Blake

Poor Vanilla nothing! I’m sorry, but it’s plagued me for ages. I understand that some people do truly love their vanilla (here’s lookin’ at you Dylan), but I don’t. I can’t. I won’t. Vanilla is that flavor that’s there to spit in my face when the flavor I want is gone. It’s the hail storm that comes when I decide to go outside and enjoy the sunshine. Then why I decide to go in and enjoy the soothing sounds of rain, vanilla is that disgustingly awful humidity inducing sunshine. Vanilla is that funky smell on the leftovers I’ve been saving for JUST the right time (which clearly should have been a week ago). Vanilla is a reminder of every disappointing event in my entire life.

Sorry, we’re out of sherbet, lucky for you I’ve got vanilla ice cream.
Want some cake? Have some vanilla.
Oh, sorry bro I don’t have any stouts on draught, but I do have this porter that was probably great until the brewer decided to douse it with levels of vanilla that would turn you into the Hulk if it were gamma radiation and not vanilla.

VANILLA HULK SMASH.

Azzrian

Ohhhh I do miss porters and stouts! Brewed a smoked Porter once and won a competition but that was another lifetime ago…you would have loved it – not one drop of vanilla in it – on the other hand it had lovely chocolate notes!
So sorry about your vanilla issues but I do see your point. Unfortunately too many PEOPLE these days are vanilla but I suppose that is a topic for some other forum. :)

Dylan Oxford

Haha, Blake, that made me laugh so hard. I can just see Bruce Banner getting angry at a vanilla tea and going on a stomping spree through Madagascar.

Missy

Very amusing and I love the visuals here :D

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Azzrian

LOL Poor Mr. Vanilla!

Blake

Poor Vanilla nothing! I’m sorry, but it’s plagued me for ages. I understand that some people do truly love their vanilla (here’s lookin’ at you Dylan), but I don’t. I can’t. I won’t. Vanilla is that flavor that’s there to spit in my face when the flavor I want is gone. It’s the hail storm that comes when I decide to go outside and enjoy the sunshine. Then why I decide to go in and enjoy the soothing sounds of rain, vanilla is that disgustingly awful humidity inducing sunshine. Vanilla is that funky smell on the leftovers I’ve been saving for JUST the right time (which clearly should have been a week ago). Vanilla is a reminder of every disappointing event in my entire life.

Sorry, we’re out of sherbet, lucky for you I’ve got vanilla ice cream.
Want some cake? Have some vanilla.
Oh, sorry bro I don’t have any stouts on draught, but I do have this porter that was probably great until the brewer decided to douse it with levels of vanilla that would turn you into the Hulk if it were gamma radiation and not vanilla.

VANILLA HULK SMASH.

Azzrian

Ohhhh I do miss porters and stouts! Brewed a smoked Porter once and won a competition but that was another lifetime ago…you would have loved it – not one drop of vanilla in it – on the other hand it had lovely chocolate notes!
So sorry about your vanilla issues but I do see your point. Unfortunately too many PEOPLE these days are vanilla but I suppose that is a topic for some other forum. :)

Dylan Oxford

Haha, Blake, that made me laugh so hard. I can just see Bruce Banner getting angry at a vanilla tea and going on a stomping spree through Madagascar.

Missy

Very amusing and I love the visuals here :D

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