Oh, Snickerdoodle. I will admit: I judged you prematurely. And I do apologize profusely.
I smelled this in-store yesterday (you know the shot glass sniffy samples they put out of the dry leaf? Yeah. Those.), and was 100% grossed out. It smelled a bit like the bottom of a garbage can. And I don’t usually drink from the bottom of garbage cans. Instantly put-off, and completely wrote this tea off. I did really want to try Pumpkin Chai, so I came into the store today for that, and that alone. I was going to refuse this sample, but then…since when do I refuse anything that’s free?! LOL. Not happening.
3 sips…and yum. I don’t know if I could tolerate a big tin of this (I doubt I’d get through it), but I do like it. Cinnamon-y, sweet from the monkfruit, and a bit of je-ne-sais-quoi as an after-taste. I basically didn’t taste any rooibos at all, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Based on the 3-sip sample, I was convinced to try this as a latte (yep, that’s right. Go big or go home), and the tea guide also convinced me to have cinnamon in my milk (twist my arm and call me Wilma…I love me some cinnamon). Sweet LAWWWWWWDDD!! This is good. I STILL don’t know if I could finish a tin (I think this would get old pretty quick), but a 50g bag? Sign me up. I’ll be getting one next time I go in.
Verdict: surprisingly yummy, despite a disgusting smell. Will buy a 50g bag, but unlikely more than that.