Hello?! Any rooibos out there? If there is any, I certainly don’t taste it. The taste and smell overwhelmingly sweet/fruity – more blueberry than anything else in there. The color is pretty bright red. I don’t hate it. It’s certainly not my favorite. I think that I would enjoy this tea more if it was served cold.
3 Tasting Notes
I went into Teavana because I wanted to get into white teas. (I’ve been drinking green tea for nearly 10 years and it was about time for a change). The lady in the front of the store had a sample of this blend. My first impression of it was, “sweet” but not too bad. When I put in my order, they also pushed for their German Rock sugar… which I declined.
I tried this tea hot and cold. To be honest, I enjoy this tea cold without adding the extra sugar. Taking it ‘as is’ is already sweet enough for me. The smell is bright, overwhelmingly fruity – more citrusy, with little hints of floral notes. The color is pinkish and looks really pretty when I’m steeping the tea in my “Claire Teapot”.
I can see why this is one of Teavana’s most popular teas. It has a wonderful spicy fragrance. None of the spice ingredients (cinnamon, cardamom husks, ginger, lemongrass) overpower each other. The color ends up being a medium orange red after steeping. I enjoy making a cup (or two) after my meals. It’s now one of my favorites.