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I was half-tempted to pick out the little caramel blocks and eat them. I was able to resist.

Dry, it has a strong, buttery caramel smell, with a smokey woodsyness underneath. The smell is similar brewed, though slightly sweeter and more woodsy.

It’s a very mild taste. I’m inexperienced with rooibos’, but it’s a mild, pleasant wood-and-caramel mix. It’s got a coffee-like element to it, which might be the caramel. The sort of dark smokeyness that I’m getting, or something.

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A tea-drinking transgendered Canadian, currently in the third year of university, majoring in geology (yes, “rocks and things”). I take most of my tea made straight into a mug, although occasionally if I’m not in a hurry (this isn’t often), I’ll have time to sit down with a pot or gaiwan. It’s the highlight of a good day.

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