44 Tasting Notes
I love how this tea smells.
I brewed it up last night for some iced tea and it’s got a pretty good flavor overall. Am I slightly disappointed that it doesn’t taste like an actual root beer float? Yeah, I am. But looking at it realistically, it’s tea.
And as a tea, it’s pretty darned tasty.
I am considering adding either whipped cream or root beer flavored vodka to it. Probably the whipped because it seemed to lack that super creamy flavor I expected.
I tried this partly because of the great reviews here. Chocolate, raspberry and almond? Sign. Me. Up.
When I open the tin, it smells like a raspberry truffle. Yum. Yet another tea I could just sit and smell all day long.
Once brewed, the taste lives up to the smell – so long as I use enough leaf.
This one will be staying on my shelf.
I waffle on this tea.
I really like passion tea from Tazo so I think that’s why this tea is ok to me – it’s full of hibiscus.
But, that’s also why I’m not always keen on the tea. It has an amazing cherry scent. I open the bag just to take a sniff once in awhile because it smells that good.
But I only brew it when I’m craving Passion tea because it has such a strong hibiscus flavor. I’ve tried brewing it for a shorter time. I’ve tried brewing it longer. Nothing seems to bring out the cherry more.
Maybe I should try it iced?
I have a tin of this at home and a smaller tin at the office.
I first tried it cold brewed at home and it makes an amazing iced tea. Minty and citrus-y and sweet without needing added sugar.
I even enjoy it hot, but as with other Rooibos teas, I have to be very careful with steeping it too long – something that happens far too often at work when I get sidetracked. I either need a timer or this tea just goes back to living at home and cold steeping.
The first time I tried this tea, I’ll admit I was slightly disappointed. When you open the tin, it’s got a fantastic (if slightly strong) fruity smell.
Once brewed, it loses a lot of that fragrance and comes up a bit short on flavor.
It does make a nice, light green iced tea in the summer.
Before I discovered the wider world of loose leaf teas available to me, it was always on my shelf. Now I’m trying to use up the tin I have so I can experiment with other options.
This tea was a first for me – I’d never had a mate or a chocolate tea before receiving it as part of a sampler.
I’m not much of a coffee drinker, so having a tea with slightly more caffeine is a good thing.
I enjoyed the flavor on this one and would probably keep it stocked if I knew it would stay around. It’s slightly chocolatey, slightly bitter and pretty tasty overall.