Sipdown!! (199 – YAY for under 200!)
I am drinking this now both as a hot and cold brew. The two together used up the last of the leaf and so I can say good bye to this rooibosy tea.
In the hot brew, the rooibos smell is overwhelming. Luckily, though it is prominent on the cup, it is not the only flavor I am getting. There is a nice hint of strawberry. Alas, there is certainly no cream and nothing I would relate to pie. Mostly it is woodsy rooibos and sweet strawberry.
Cold brewed, the rooibos is more muted and slightly less medicinal. It is still present but the strawberry flavor is more apparent.
I am dropping the rating from 80 as this will not be a restock. I think when I first rated the tea that I was very excited about finding a new company and new teas but as I continue to sip away at my cups I am finding the rooibos to be too dominant for my tastes. This won’t be a restock.