“My glass jar of this is running down to its last bits. I think I have enough left for one more steeping. I’ve had this herbal for so long… this was in my newbie days when I decided...” Read full tasting note
“Had a cup of this today, just to get it a bit closer to sipdown. Really not a favourite, though.” Read full tasting note
“Another sample from the quiet life! I was a bit worried after smelling this tea because it smells primarily of the typical woody, almost sour, rooibos…..with a...” Read full tasting note
“The first time I tried this, I followed the suggestions of 2 tsp & it was kind of meehhhh… Tonight I was looking for something, anything to drink that didn’t have...” Read full tasting note
According to the International Ice Cream Association, Vanilla is by far the most popular flavor, getting a full 23% of all ice cream consumption. Inspired by this love of vanilla, Adagio has created Vanilla Tea. Combining the delectable flavor of sweet vanilla beans and Rooibos herbal tea, I’ll scream, you’ll scream, we’ll all scream for… Vanilla tea! Naturally caffeine-free, so enjoy it anytime of the day!
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Oddly enough, this rooibos is actually very easy and pleasant to drink. Upon first smelling, it reminded me almost exactly of Thai iced tea, and when I took my first sip I knew that it would taste good with a nice helping of sugar (I’d have added condensed milk, but I don’t have any on me currently). Sure enough, it was pretty good sweetened and lacked any of the medicinal tastes of plain rooibos. My only complaint is that it just didn’t brew very strong at 5 minutes: as an iced tea it was conspicuously weak.
I can’t say much on how it tastes unsweetened, but this blend certainly makes a nice sweet tea. Just make sure you brew it strong.
I think I had this alone once and I liked it, but I’ve mostly been adding it to other teas (black) to add a nice vanilla note. I like it that way.
My usual use for it is to add it to chamomile and spearmint or peppermint….which I think Adagio calls Foxtrot, but why buy it when I have all the ingredients?
Anyway, my point? A nice vanilla flavor to a fine Rooibos.
I must admit I’m new to Rooibos.
I have the same problem with this tea as I do with Adagio’s Rooibos Caramel — it smells heavenly, and is smooth to drink, but the vanilla is hardly there. Much to my surprise, I like the Celestial Seasonings vanilla rooibos better, and I’m not a big CS fan. I did get a sample of Upton’s version, too, so hopefully that will be better than either.