I coldbrewed this little beauty and it turned out so good! Maybe I was wrong about no longer liking rooibos, maybe I’ve just needed to drink a good rooibos.
It smells like cough syrup but tastes like berries. Love.
“My study cup for my weekly midterm sigh, almost at a sipdown for this one, probably enough for one more cup. Still tasty and most importantly caffeine free, although I will probably be crazy...” Read full tasting note
“Okay, I’m 90% sure this came from Invader Zim So thank you! (And if I’m wrong, then thank you to whoever swapped me this!) It smells really interesting...” Read full tasting note
“I’m increasing the rating for this a little, because it’s really growing on me the more I drink it. It never called to me so it took me a while to try it, and then it took me a while to...” Read full tasting note
“Thank you Invader Zim for this generous Sample! Tonight I decided to do a LONG brew of this Rooibos. I read the reviews first, the discriptions of the...” Read full tasting note
A little rustic glamour
The scent of lavender never fails to evoke the south of France, with its fabulous mix of tiny villages and celebrity-filled beaches and yachts. So imagine yourself in Aix or St-Tropez, leisurely sipping on this smooth blend of rooibos, rosehip, black currants, rose leaves, lavender, raisins, red currants, rose petals and dried blueberries. It’s filled with sophistication and antioxidants.
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After reading several of the reviews I can’t quite figure out how I ended up not liking this tea!! I brewed up a pot of this tea before a movie. At first sniff I was immediately was taken back to my childhood, being sick and my mom giving us shots of Robitussin. Weird… right?? Anyways. It steeps for a minute or two. My mom comes in to check if it’s ready. I give her a sniff and the first words out of her mouth was Robitussin?? I pour us each a cup and start the movie. As it cools I can’t stop sniffing my cup!! At this point all I can smell is medicine. NOT the good, flavored kind either. I wait for mom to take a sip and I can tell just by the look on her face…. that we have a pot of brewed fail. I take my first sip and yep!! Robitussin. I get about half way thru my first cup and can’t take it anymore. I’m taken back to being a kid, sick in bed, covered in some kind of gooey vapor rub, drinking Sprite and having to guzzle down Robitussin. Ick!! I wanted to like this tea but it’s just not going to happen…
On to the next!! :)
I asked DavidsTea to recommend me a tea that had lavender in it (I was on a lavender hunt, because of a certain lavender earl grey latte I had at another place) and they showed me this one. I had this steeped in my travel mug but I never got to try it because I had forgotten it at work. It did leave a nice after smell to my mug after the wash, for some reason I thought it reminded me of bubble gum. Maybe that’s just me.
I will give a better note when I actually get to try it.
The Rooibos in this one is really strong, a bit too strong for me. The lavender and currents do add some interestingness, and it does remind me of France. Lavender tends to knock me out, so I have been using this as a before sleep tea some nights.
I got this as a sample, but I don’t think I will get it again. I like the uniqueness, but it is just too red-rooibos-y. I much prefer some of the other Rooibos blends that include Green from DT, such as Green and Fruity or Birthday Cake.
To start off—I don’t like rooibos. I was recommended this tea from a friend. From the bag, it smells really amazing because of the berry smells. Unfortunately I can’t get over the taste—I’m not a big fan of it. I really hate to say this, but the taste reminds me a bit of soap. I really wanted to like this one, but unfortunately it won’t happen :(
I got this sample from David’s when I placed an order! (I love how they give samples with every order!!)
I wouldn’t have thought to try this tea. I don’t think I would have purchased any in store after smelling it either. Since this was a sample though, I had to give it a try!
My initial reaction is that it smells like soap. I think it’s the combination of lavender and blueberry. I love lavender in tea! But not with berries. Once I gave it a try it reconfirmed my initial opinion. Definitely tastes soapy. I really just am not a fan of this. I also get something reminiscent of jam? I’m not too sure what this tastes like.
The only rooibos I’ve tried before this is Alpine Punch from DT (love it!) so I don’t know if its the rooibos thats throwing me off or the berries or what. I’m rambling now, I’m sorry.
To conclude: I will never buy this. I won’t stock up on it or buy a cup to go. Not for me! You might enjoy this if you like more floral, fruity teas.
Flavors: Berries, Floral, Jam, Lavender, Soap