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Got these in the box from my SweeTEA, the lovely Meghann. (Thanks!) I was a bit concerned that I would not like them due to my love-hate relationship with rooibos, but I can never turn down a cookie. (Just ask my coworkers.) These were surprisingly delicious! I plan on ordering more, and am excited to try the other varieties.

These are buttery with the rooibos tea flavor there – obviously – but instead of me running away in horror from the wood/sawdust taste, I LIKE it! It’s spicy and woodsy, which makes no real sense, I know, but combined with the sugar and buttery tastes, this rounds out to be a darn good cookie!

Adagio says you get about 15 per bag but I think I got at least 20-25. I have been spacing out my enjoyment; tried these with my usual Chai Blend from Teavana and the experience was absolutely decadent!

Uniquity

I always want to ask, but never do – Do you really get a wood taste from rooibos? Can you elaborate on that at all? I’ve read from people who get mintiness from it, and people who get sawdust, and I’ve never got either so I don’t know where we’re going so very differently!

(Glad you enjoyed the cookies! :D)

KeenTeaThyme

I really do get that sawdust smell from the taste of rooibos. It’s woodsy and strong. Green rooibos doesn’t have that effect at all; tastes just like tea. But the red stuff is VILE. It also gives me headaches so I’m predispositioned to oppose!

Tabby

It always weirds me out when I like a rooibos, too.

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Uniquity

I always want to ask, but never do – Do you really get a wood taste from rooibos? Can you elaborate on that at all? I’ve read from people who get mintiness from it, and people who get sawdust, and I’ve never got either so I don’t know where we’re going so very differently!

(Glad you enjoyed the cookies! :D)

KeenTeaThyme

I really do get that sawdust smell from the taste of rooibos. It’s woodsy and strong. Green rooibos doesn’t have that effect at all; tastes just like tea. But the red stuff is VILE. It also gives me headaches so I’m predispositioned to oppose!

Tabby

It always weirds me out when I like a rooibos, too.

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