Rooibos Provence was one of the first teas I fell in love with. But I honestly think I have only ever tried one brand. After a while, it was no longer my favorite tea but I still enjoyed it every once in a while. I got this one with my Sloane tea sampler pack.
The dry smell is amazing, it smells like black currents, berries, and there is a small amount of lavender in the mix. This makes me a bit concerned because I am sure the last brand I tried did not have lavender in it.
So I have never tried this hot, I decided to cold brew this one. Brewed for about 13 hours. The tea is lovely, slightly floral but not overpowering floral. The lavender is present but very light. It adds a sweetness to the tea. I can taste the currents and berry flavours. I can taste the rooibos but it is very light, very much in the background. There is a slight sweet spice in the aftertaste. This one gives me a slight hint of Coca-Cola taste. Hmmmm… is lavender the secret ingredient in Coke?? I may be on to something…
I am quite enjoying this blend. It is a very well done rooibos. Looking forward to trying it hot.