9 Tasting Notes
Not bad just disappointing. Chamomile has third billing but it is the dominant flavor in this herbal blend. There is a hint of orange in the finish and I don’t taste any starfruit. Nice enough for a late night cuppa, but nothing to write home about.
This herbal has be best raspberry flavor I have tried! I like it plain. I just tried it with a teaspoon honey for my throat (I’ve been really sick) and the tangy/sweet contrast was mouthwateringly good.
Can’t wait to try it iced mixed with black tea.
Love the savory flavor (Umami-ness?) from the toasted rice. First steep was a little weak at 2 minutes but very enjoyable. I steeped the bags a second time for 3 minutes. Both 16 ounce mugs were drained in record time.
12/04/12 Steeped 2.5 minutes. Perfect for me, so yummy and satisfying. Nom, nom, nom.
Not for me.
Is it honeybush in general that you dislike, or specifically this one? If specifically this one, what was it about it that was different from other ones? Paper bag taste? Something else? Thanks! =) (You say in your profile that you’ve yet to find a rooibos you can stomach and honeybush is often considered its close cousin, so now I’m thinking maybe it’s just honeybush you don’t like, but…doesn’t hurt to ask, eh?)
I would have to say it is this specif on since it is the only one I have tried. It is similar to various rooibos I have tried in that there is a flavor I can’t describe that that makes my throat close up (not quite gag) and I cannot finish the cup. It is a shame because I really wanted to like it. There are so many tasty sounding blends using rooibos and honeybush.
I have tried this several times with various brew times and cannot get past the rooibos flavor. Meh.
Red Velvet Cake from DavidsTea is really good :)
This made a refreshing cup. The on the initial sip I tasted a chemical wang but as the tea cooled a little the soft apricot flavor came through. The green tea was mild with little astringency. Good for nights when I want a lot of tea but also would like to sleep later.