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drank Ocean of Wisdom by Samovar
260 tasting notes

I realized that I haven’t logged this in a while, though I drink it pretty often, so here we are.

This has remained one of my favorite teas to go to sleep with for months. I find the combination of spices to be soothing and calming, so it does a pretty good job of helping my brain wind down when it’s time to go to bed. [And trust me, that’s really not an easy job.]

The rooibos flavor is definitely prevalent, so all you rooibos haters out might not be fans of this. The one thing that I can say for it is that this is one of the few rooibos teas I’ve had where the accompanying flavors actually work with the rooibos instead of just…being there [or in some cases working against it], so I don’t know. I don’t want to speak for other people’s tastes.

I’m nearly out of it, so it’s a good thing I stuck it in this last order at the last second. It’s also warming my insides a bit, which is a good thing because it is mother effing cold here right now. I mean, easily below freezing and I don’t even want to know what it’s like with the wind chill factored in. Rooibos is supposed to be good for that warming quality, and it’s working for me, so I’m just going to finish this cup off and then, you know, freeze to death. Farewell cruel world.

I’m being dramatique [and a wee bit pathetique], but it really is helping. All right. Night, Steepsterites.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Ricky

Sounds like everything I avoid bundled in a nice little package =(

Love rooibos, never tried honeybush. Can tolerate ginger and spices, but licorice? Does that play a factor?

Auggy

I really don’t know how you can make rooibos sound good to me, but you do.

takgoti

@Ricky As someone who’s not a huge fan of licorice [at least in its black entities] I don’t mind/really even notice it. That said, you might be more sensitive to it than I.

@Auggy Hehe, it’s a gift.

teaplz

How did I miss this? Hahaha! You definitely make this sound delicious and awesome an interesting. Can’t wait to try this now (even though the licorice is in there, and I’m sort of scared of it, and cloves definitely aren’t my favorite thing on the planet).

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Ricky

Sounds like everything I avoid bundled in a nice little package =(

Love rooibos, never tried honeybush. Can tolerate ginger and spices, but licorice? Does that play a factor?

Auggy

I really don’t know how you can make rooibos sound good to me, but you do.

takgoti

@Ricky As someone who’s not a huge fan of licorice [at least in its black entities] I don’t mind/really even notice it. That said, you might be more sensitive to it than I.

@Auggy Hehe, it’s a gift.

teaplz

How did I miss this? Hahaha! You definitely make this sound delicious and awesome an interesting. Can’t wait to try this now (even though the licorice is in there, and I’m sort of scared of it, and cloves definitely aren’t my favorite thing on the planet).

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