First in trying new things is drinking everything from previous swaps. Thank you Krystaleyn for this one!
I used all I was sent to make some iced tea so I could also remove it from my spreadsheet (it was #100 which is rather…scary). I’m enjoying the steep hot and pour over ice method with rooibos and this is no exception. I let it steep longer than necessary first since I’m finding it necessary to complain a lot about gerrymandering.
Did I mention I have a test on Foreign Policy tomorrow and a paper on the Vietnam War due Friday? I still feel the need to rant about another realm of polisci entirely, haha. But really I am annoyed to find I have been moved away from a really awesome congressman into the dungeon of the northern suburbs.
So yes this tea. It is probably one of the best green rooibos blends I’ve had to date, although that hasn’t been many. It just really lacks the grassy herb flavor that’s stood out to me in some others. I remembered this time to use a t-sac instead of trying to strain to no avail.
In the first few sips, I taste a lot of papaya. The aftertaste is very sweet (probably the apple), although it still has that green rooibos flavor that I’m not sure about. As it’s cooled a bit more with the ice, there’s peach joining the papaya. I’ve become a peach snob after the ones I had from the farmer’s market so this isn’t up to par, hahaha. I think that the weird aftertaste I get with the peach comes from the green rooibos though.
I would possibly get this again. I love papaya but I never really get anything papaya flavored. It reminds me of my brother’s hamster he had about 6 years ago. His name was Mr. Nibbles and he absolutely loved yogurt covered dried papaya chunks. This tea reminds me of him with those dried pieces in here!