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This actually had a lot more vanilla flavour than I expected. It’s a bit nutty and a bit rooibosy which makes this for a more robust flavour overall. It’s nice but vanilla rooibos blends are kind of boring and I don’t see myself reaching for this often. It’s very nice if you’re into this sort of thing though.
Lemonade/Ice Tea Sipdown (375)
This is supposed to be a rooibos/honeybush blend but when I opened the sample, it looked like black tea. I even sent a photo to Sil who also said it looked like black tea. So that was a confusing start.
Anyways, I actually brewed this a couple days ago but haven’t been able to get to it for a while. Now that I am finally drinking it I still don’t know if it is a black tea or honeybush/rooibos blend because all I am getting is a whole lot of honey and lemon sweetness with a peppermint finish. I can see this being well liked by some but for me it is a bit too sweet. I don’t know if its the tea to blame or the lemonade.
Not gonna lie…this was disappointing. It smelled awesome but why was the little bit of rooibos necessary?! I do get banana and I do get pineapple but then I also get that rooibos and the coconut just makes this a touch too slick. I had high hopes because a flambeed banana tea sounds awesome but this fell short.
I had a little scare, but it turned out good…I steeped the tea before looking at the ingredients and noticed turmeric root. Then I got scared because I bought the new bunny nordic mug from Davidstea and the inside of it is white. I was so afraid that it would stain it a dark yellow but thankfully, it did not! Phew! This tastes like cardamom and ginger. There is also a slight sweetness to it followed by spiciness. Unfortunately, this cup isn’t for me and I do not think that I can finish it.
The smell of the dry leaf reminded me of the boxed square menthol cough drops my mom would give me as a kid when I was sick. I am guessing this was made to help with sickness. Thankfully, I am not sick at the moment, but I do want to finish my stash of sample packs from Tea Taxi, so I am going to go ahead and try this one. 8 more to go…then it is on to my CitizenTea samples haha. Must drink most of my stash before summer as I do not have hot teas in the summer very often. It’s all about the iced teas! I am so ready to say goodbye to winter this year. It’s been a long cold one. Anyway-enough rambling and back to the tea. It is surprisingly good and kind of tastes like those menthol cough drops a bit but less intense. I am also getting hints of lemon and ginger. The rooibos is nice and subtle in this blend too.
This tea tastes tropical thanks to the papaya (which goes perfectly with the green tea). I really like this one. Now if I can only escape the long Canadian winter we’ve been having, that would be fantastic. But for now, this tea will do just fine while I envision warm sunny beaches cuddled in my soft, cozy blanket.