I don’t like flavoured teas.
I like rooibos even less.
But something about the Berlin Christmas markets, and the snowy weather, and the fact that I love Ronnefeldt tea, and the fact that I haven’t been able to find it outside of Germany, and the fact that this-tea-was-on-sale, and the fact that it smelled oh so very nice, and the fact that since the label was in German I didn’t notice that it was a rooibos until I opened the bag at home today and made myself a cup – all this resulted in me buying a 100g bag of this tea.
And it’s lovely. It doesn’t taste like rooibos or honeybush, nor does it have the chemical taste, or the sickening sweetness, or the overpowering vanilla/hibiscus/other-cheap-additives smell and taste that flavoured teas and herbal infusions tend to have.
It tastes exactly as if you had just made a lovely batch of sugar cookies, and while they were still piping hot and made the house smell like all that is good in the world, you somehow managed to melt them into a tea. This tea is sweet, but not overly sweet, and it is begging to be coupled with a batch of homemade cookies, or a really good cake. A great way to cheer yourself up in this miserable weather.