I was pleasantly surprised by this.
I wanted to try it, simply because I like normal rooibos/rooibos blends. I expected the color of the infused tea to be green, but it was mostly orange!
The first few sips I wasn’t sure I liked it; it was decent, but seemed bland. But I kept sipping, and soon, I couldn’t stop! I can’t quite remember the initial taste, but the base/aftertaste was deliciously vanilla. It was almost like vanilla icecream! The texture isn’t creamy in any way, but somehow, it has some distinct flavor that comes in vanilla icream (and not simply vanilla as an ingredient).
For the second brewing, I added fresh mint from the garden and a little vanilla extract; I expected the rooibos to not have as much flavor the 2nd go around. Well, it mostly tasted like mint tea, which is good, but I should have left it alone to see how well it took a 2nd steeping.
Besides curiosity, I got this because I expected it to be a good base (esp. to make decaf chai with)…however, I am going to enjoy this on its own! Thankfully too, I’ve found another source of rooibos (red + green) that’s a lot cheaper than Rishi and also organic (Suffuse Tea — only $9.50 /8oz, as opposed to this, which was $3.00/oz!).