grassy medicinal flavor with some bright lemon overtones. I think I could get a hint of creaminess as well. I totally wanted to love this tea. Alas, rooibus and I are simply not good friends.
“Next in the line of experiments to see what the kids might like. I was rather surprised that neither of them had any love for this, as it is a very smooth, vanilla-y lemon. However, I wasn't...” Read full tasting note
“I am in serious need of some soothing tea today. Having an annoying day and don't feel so great. This tea hits the spot. I always expect the lemon to be too lemony but it's not. It's somehow a...” Read full tasting note
“MandyB sent me a bit of this! I'm so excite about it too! It smells just like Lemon Meringue pie or lemon chiffon, yes! It's creamy lemon at it's best! ” Read full tasting note
“Had this last night to test my new Perfect Steeper by Eight Cranes to see how well the filter worked with the tiny rooibos pieces. And it reminded me why I love this tea. Lemony and creamy and...” Read full tasting note
This prize-winning rooibos blend has just the right touch of lemongrass and creamy lemon flavor. A satisfying, versatile drink that can be enjoyed piping hot or chilled. Try it with a sprig of mint for a heavenly, refreshing summer treat!
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Another tea from the box that Rachel sent! Today is a day for sipping down my samples…I’ve still got a ways to go on getting my real-life cupboard under control. Most of my samples aren’t listed in the one on here!
This reminds me of the Lemon Cream Pie from David’s Tea. Smell is spot on, but the taste here has much less lemon and much, much more rooibos. It’s not bad by any stretch; it’s just that, after having the Lemon Cream Pie, this just doesn’t meet those high standards and pales in comparison.
I really wanted to like this. I’m very picky about rooibos in general so that’s probably what I don’t like about this one. It’s hard to pinpoint though.
Something smells off about the dry leaves, which is probably the rooibos. The taste isn’t terrible when it’s really hot but as it starts to cool, it got harder and harder to drink. I get the “lemon chiffon” quality b/c there’s definitely a creamy/vanilla flavor with the lemon. It just has a sour flavor that reminds me of sour cream. On nachos – yum! In my tea, not so much.
Still, I think it’s ultimately the rooibos that’s ruining this for me. If you really enjoy rooibos, take this review with a grain of salt.
Rooibos for me more than anything really should fall into a category of “dessert tea”, since Rooibos itself rarely contributes much flavor. And if I were to create a poster child for my “dessert tea” category this would be highly in contention with Rishi’s passionfruit rooibos or Art of Tea’s Chocolate Monkey.
I usually prefer true teas to tisanes, so it’s surprising how fabulous I think this is. It reminds me of a lemon tart or its namesake. Rooibos provides a nice, sweet backing for the creamy lemon flavor. Amazing hot or iced.
Edit-Why didn’t someone tell me I spell like an idiot? >_<