First impression is that there’s an almost cloying sweetness to the dried tea – I could smell an artificial note, so I chose to forego my usual sweetener in hopes of getting a more neutral first impression.
Once steeped it still had that somewhat cloying smell, but lacked any real oomph to the flavour. I could tell that it was a rooibos base, but wasn’t able to pick up any real tastes of coconut or spice that other reviewers have noted.
Back to the kitchen for some sweetener, then, in hopes of making it more palatable. Added a bit of sugar and some whole milk…it tasted more like a mildly milky amaretto at this point.
Although tolerable on its own I feel I’ll use this one as a mixer instead of drinking it alone. Not likely to get re-stocked.