Red Green Vanilla

Tea type
Rooibos Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Honey, Nutty, Vanilla
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Average preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 10 oz / 302 ml

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  • “Okay so I decided I should give this another go, having tasted good rooibos I wanted to go back to this to see if it was an initial shock that lead me to disliking it or if it was a genuine and...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I ordered a small pot of this in Birdman Eating, Melbourne. The teapot for 1 used by this hip cafe was way too lovely!!! :D I must admit that I went to the cafe for tea more because of the...” Read full tasting note
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    larukucafe 305 tasting notes
  • “I loved this tea more when I first bought it compared to now as I'm finishing the last of it. For those whole like a very subtle, sweet yet light tea, this may be something you would like to...” Read full tasting note
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    marie_angeline 15 tasting notes

From T2

Fresh and light green rooibos blended with velvety vanilla spice is an elegant and refined sensation. Vanilla adds subtle sweetness to a delicate and mellow infusion that is easy to drink and full of flavour without overpowering the senses. No caffeine makes this perfect during the day and into the night.

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Okay so I decided I should give this another go, having tasted good rooibos I wanted to go back to this to see if it was an initial shock that lead me to disliking it or if it was a genuine and lasting dislike.

I tried this blended with T2’s Sweet Spice and Just Cinnamon – and wow it was yummy, a very warm cup of Christmas. Sweet Spice was used last year as T2’s Christmas blend, it has no ‘tea’ in it and is a fruit tissane, as a result it’s very light and so suits well the hot Australian Christmas but every year around June I get a hankering for a warm Christmas flavoured tea and by itself T2’s Sweet Spice doesn’t hit the spot so I added Cinnamon and it’s close but still lacking with Red Green Vanilla it felt like a well rounded ‘full’ cup of tea.

The Red Green Vanilla didn’t taste bitter at all instead the rooibos strengthened the other ingrediants, the vanilla and cinamon blended well but didn’t overtake the Christmas vibe of Sweet Spice.

I was impressed with the way Red Green Vanilla carried the blend, so I would feel confident using it again. However, by itself it still fails to impress me and I would only recommend it for blending purposes.

I’m lifting the rating from last time (which was rather harsh) but still not taking it too high as it really needs more to become a satisfying cup.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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I ordered a small pot of this in Birdman Eating, Melbourne. The teapot for 1 used by this hip cafe was way too lovely!!! :D

I must admit that I went to the cafe for tea more because of the beautiful teaware (this sounds really crazy, doesn’t it). I picked this tea sort of randomly from the menu, completely unaware of its nature. It’s only after my first sip that I realized it was something I had never tried before – green rooibos!

I am pretty new to rooibos and therefore I don’t think I have got a good grasp of its characteristics. But I am certain that green rooibos is totally different from rooibos, or anything else. It is very delicate… the flavour is hard to describe, which is sweet and perhaps slightly vegetal? Reminds me of wheat or straw. Not sure whether the sweetness is from the rooibos or vanilla though. I was definitely bewildered, yet I was also excited to have tried such an unusual tea! It’s not something I would buy for my cupboard, but it’s a pleasant drink for a lazy, quiet afternoon as it really puts you in a relaxed mood.

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I loved this tea more when I first bought it compared to now as I’m finishing the last of it.
For those whole like a very subtle, sweet yet light tea, this may be something you would like to try.
But for me, I would prefer just a little more flavour in this, as after a while the taste became a little too bland for me, especially compared to other teas in my cupboard which I’d prefer. I understand that it’s a green rooibos and that it’s very subtle in flavour by nature and adding too much vanilla to it would make the tea very artificial, so there’s not much that can be done to the tea. It’s a good quality tea for sure, I would just personally pick other teas over this one next time round, but that’s just because of my taste preference for bolder or creamier flavours. As a subtle, light, mellow and sweet tea, it does ticks those boxes for whoever prefers these characteristics.

Flavors: Honey, Nutty, Vanilla

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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