drank Cinna-Zen Tang Rooibos by Teavana
359 tasting notes

A sample, from the HoppiTea swap, kindly sent by Keen Tea Thyme! My introduction to american tea.

This is uh interesting. Not an euphemism, it is not bad, but it is a bit odd. And where´s the rooibos?!? Just kidding, it is there, I can see a bit of smallish bits (ants I call them) lost at the bottom at the pot but this is the least rooibos-ish rooibos teas I ever had. I am just checking and nobody online mentions this to have any hibiscus, but I do think it has! On a forensic examination I think there are a couple petals of it, though not really sure, I am going by the color and tartness of the liquor (never used that word yet :p) which seems typically hibiscus. Not too much, but stronger than the rooibos . Apart from that there is cinnamon indeed, and orange peel (? or is it pineapple?) as well. There were quite a few rosebuds, and more fruits on the dose I used but I can not say I taste them. Interesting blend.

Boiling 7 min, 45 sec

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Inconstant tea drinker – I mostly drink tea when not too hot. I hang around steepster much more frequently in (northern hemisphere) cold season. Experimenting with cold steeping, for summer.

- Teas -

I like all sorts of tea, flavoured and unflavoured, though I am picky.

I am one of those people who actually loves Lapsang Souchong. I am not crazy about Earl Grey, in general. I don´t quite get Darjeeling teas, but I am exploring.

I like rooibos, though not all bases. I loathe hibiscus. I do not like fennel/liquorice/anise in blends or teas with chicory. I am picky about what I consider true cinnamon.

As you can probably tell from my cupboard, the brands I find more interesting right now are Mariage Fréres and Thé-o-Dor.

I am always willing to try anything new. I am now particularly interested in single origins.



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