271 Tasting Notes
I tried to like rooibos but have decided that it isn’t something I want or reach for even when it is in fun flavours like this. I had a bit left in my cupboard that I wasn’t drinking and when I saw reviews recommending cold brewing, decided to give it a try.
Well, it turned out better than I expected. None of that overly woody rooibos taste and mainly a sweet mapley refreshing drink. I probably have enough to make another batch this way and that is how I’ll use up the rest – much better than hot in my opinion.
When I first opened my sample package and took a whiff, I had to close it back up as the bergamot aroma was really strong and something that I have developed an aversion to lately. So, I left the rolled up package in the cupboard for a couple weeks until I decided to take another try. This time the bergamot didn’t hit me quite so strongly but perhaps it is because I knew not to sniff it too much.
Once brewed, the distinctive Laoshan black aroma was foremost (yay), and there is a hint of rose and very slight bergamot which isn’t perfumy at all (yay again).
Taste is laoshan black with rose and a bit of the citrus/bergamot. Actually better than I thought and I’ll finish my sample easily, but wouldn’t repurchase as I still don’t care for bergamot much.
Note: I tried re-steeping and forgot about it for about 15 minutes which was a mistake, as the result was so bitter and undrinkable.
Very nice! This is similar to verdant’s vanilla citrus spice blend which I absolutely love. Campfire blend seems to have a more toasty flavor and is also delicious. It is also nice that this is completely a herbal blend without artificial ingredients, and is probably one of the best I’ve had.
Lovely aroma of rose and apple. Taste is somewhat bitter with a lingering fermented apple taste. Perhaps trying different steeping times may have helped change the apple flavor to a more pleasant one, but really I don’t think this is a tea for me as fruity blacks are not always a favorite. It does smell delicious though!
Thank you to Laurent at Nina’s Paris for the sample.