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Flavors: Coconut, Cream, Creamy, Mineral, Rooibos, Rum, Thick
No ingredients listed anywhere on the package? Idk what is even in this. What I do know is that the herbal/rooibos base is very sweet and the flavouring is quite strong.
The rooibos base is rooibosy (brown sugar, molasses, hay, minerals), sweet, flavourful. There is a bit of creamy and nutty flavour, but mostly it tastes very strongly of alcohol, vanilla, white rum, and molasses. No coconut that I can taste.
Flavors: Alcohol, Brown Sugar, Cream, Creamy, Hay, Milk, Mineral, Molasses, Nutty, Rooibos, Rum
smells like…. something familiar..not quite pineapple but sort of if you really think hard about it.
tastes like… burnt fake pineapple. if that makes sense. there’s another flavour here i can’t place that is fruity…somewhere in between pineapple and peach…but there’s a burnt taste here. Funnily enough, i don’t hate this nearly as much as others have… it’s in pineapple/ not really..but it’s not bad haha
Pass the Stash TTB #1
First tea from the Pass the Stash TTB. It’s kind of meh for me. I’ve definitely had worse rooibos teas, but this isn’t really anything special to write home about. I don’t get much coconut, and just a very faint hint of macadamia. It’s drinkable, but that’s pretty much it.
I was in Hawaii and spotted this box at a market. It is a rooibos, but I’m not really tasting the rooibos which is fine by me. I added a little sugar. I get a very distinct macadamia nut flavor and a creaminess like young coconut. The two flavors pair well into an almost chocolate like flavor, but it isn’t a very exciting decaf option… at least at the moment. As the cup cools I get a bit of the rooibos dry mouth feeling. I wonder if my opinion will change if I drink this when I’m in a better mood.
This was the other bagged tea i grabbed to make my life easier while i finished up testing. this is pretty tasty for a bagged tea, but i have to say – annoying that i had to cut the bag open to get at the tea bag lol no easy rip line or anything.. so i was worried i’d cut the tea bag. this one’s pretty mango-y and not at all bitter. thanks for this one omgsrsly
FInal, Final Count: 158 lol
Shadowfall sent me a bag of this as a free sample with my purchases from her stash sale. I don’t drink many bagged teas, but the convenience is a welcome change. :P When I opened the packet, I was immediately hit by a lovely juicy scent. It’s definitely a combination of mango and peach, maybe with some tart apricot in there. Smells amazing! I steeped for 3 minutes, which was the maximum recommended by the package.
I’m actually finding this quite enjoyable. The flavor is certainly not true-to-life or anything, but it’s pleasant enough and the level of flavor is good. The base tea is fairly strong, and it’s a bit woody and malty. I did add some sugar to mine, so I can’t really comment on bitterness, but mine certainly doesn’t have any. A tad bit drying, but nothing terrible. Overall, I like this a lot given the convenience!
Flavors: Apricot, Mango, Peach
From Another TTB Round 2
The box arrived! EEEiiii! This is my first TTB so I’m excited. The box actually isn’t as overwhelming as I though it would be so YAY!
I grabbed this one first out of the box because I’ve been wanting to try some Hawaiian teas but hadn’t the chance yet. Plus it’s one of the few tea bags in here and I wanted something easy.
They aren’t kidding when they say Pineapple! Even dry the tea bag was delightfully pineapple-y. I love pineapple, I could eat it all day if only my tongue didn’t go numb.
The black tea base is OK, it’s not overwhelming, but I wouldn’t call it amazing either. Overall it’s not offensive, but I think I would have found a green tea base more interesting. The smell of the brewed liquor is not as sweet of a pineapple as when it’s dry. The dry smell was more like crytallized pineapple versus the brewed smell which is more like pineapple juice. Mostly this tea is awesome because of the smell, but that is pretty fleeting as the tea cools.
Surprisingly enough I’m getting that ‘back of the tongue, numb feeling’ I get from eating fresh pineapple. Haha, talk about getting the entire experience!
Would I buy? Maybe. I’m sad that this is the only teabag of this tea in the box, so those behind me won’t get to try it, but I might have taken it all for myself anyway, so there’s that.