267 Tasting Notes
This tastes like a combination of thai iced tea, coconut milk, and the candy coated fennel that Indian restaurants often have by the register. It’s pretty sweet, so much so that I can’t imagine adding anything to it, but not in the sickening range. The rooibos is definitely present, but in the background. The very last taste is a bit of a spicy kick from the cinnamon and anise. I’d call this a must try for anyone interested in an unusual decaf tea. Just… be sure you don’t mind coconut or you’ll be in a tiny piece of hell.
I debated NOT reviewing this tea because, y’know, there’s a little TMI inherent in it. But I make a lot of use of this particular herbal blend, so it’s only fair. And I AM drinking it. The taste is very generically herbal- nothing much sweet in here, nothing much to take note of in general. I have noticed that this seems to help with my moodiness, cramps, and even a bit with the weird hormonal night sweats I have periodically gotten for years (gah). Give it a shot- it really does work best if you drink 2 cups a day for a couple of days.
On a day when I already did a Detox yoga routine (Ana Brett/Ravi Singh- highly recommended; try Amazon.com) I though this couldn’t hurt. And Yogi is letting you send free samples to friends right now via their website so I got to pick this out courtesy of Kristin.
I can’t speak much for the effectiveness of this in actually detoxing my body, but it tastes bearable (I like the Peach version better though.) It’s almost peppery, with a slightly sweet background note. It’s definitely quintessentially ‘herbal tea’. I might actually try a box of this, and if I do I’ll update about whether I notice any actual effects. I’d love to drink a bag every time I do the detox yoga routine.
Another tea that I thought I’d probably dislike- but I’d never tried cherry in tea, and again, we had individual tea bags at school, so I nabbed one. It’s actually not bad. White tea disappears when flavor is added, and this smells a lot more strongly of cherry than it tastes. The smell seems to even contain hints of vanilla, but the tea itself is mild-cherry, not sweet at all, but not bitter. I accidentally left the tea bag in the travel mug (got distracted), so it was probably in there for 30 minutes- I actually didn’t think it was gross.
I’d never have taken a chance and bought this- particular since I think RoT teas are overpriced (sad, because I love some of them). I’m glad I got to try it though.
Both less fruity and flowery than I expected- and the vanilla is definitely in the background. I do taste the hibiscus, perhaps more than anything else. Behind that there is a definite hint of fruitiness- that’d be the apple. I expected to hate this tea, but it’s milder than I was expecting and less sweet. I wouldn’t quite say it’s tart, but almost so. (The aftertaste is a bit tart- not unlike an apple can be.) Not one I’ll actually buy for myself, but it was interesting to try a bag.
I can’t believe how delicious this smells in the bag- I wanted to lick the package, I really did. It’s like the best toffee/caramel corn you can imagine, but when brewed it avoids being sickeningly sweet and imparts just a hint of sweetness. It’s odd, but I do still taste a bit of a ‘corn’ note to it (yes, actual corn), and am intrigued by how little the rooibos taste comes through- seems like those who like dessert teas but not rooibos could still cope with this one. Probably good with any kind of milk, although I haven’t tried it. This one doesn’t need any sweetener.
Having no idea what rhubarb tasted like (from memory, that is), I decided this tea’s description sounded good enough to risk ordering a bag. The aroma of the tea, dry, was deliciously sweet, just a bit spicy, almost caramel-like. Brewed, it’s sweet, but not overpoweringly or sickeningly so. It’s a bit like caramel popcorn, but better than that (as even when I type that out I think it sounds gross). For once, I’m drinking a flavored rooibos with enough flavoring to warrant its lavish description. A great dessert tea.
I actually would like to try a strong brew of this with steamed soy milk (nice nutty taste) for a tea latte- it’d pair well with milk in general. But for the meantime it’s just me and my water. I tend to find RoT a bit pricey for the quality, but their teas are tasty and this is no exception. I don’t find it overly sweet, but the vanilla and almond are definitely there. It’s a sort of nutty tea with a hint of vanilla, nothing cloying or overpowering at all. Tastes very natural. I’d love to try this as a rooibos too.
Yep, it’s green tea! Nothing particularly good, nor bad about this tea. It’s a better than average bagged green, and great for enjoying in the evening should you react to caffeine as I do. Important to follow the steeping instructions, because this one seems to get bitter more quickly than the loose greens we have in the house. Could be my imagination.