100
drank Rooibos (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
58 tasting notes

After the lovely Kristal sent me a sample of rooibos last month, I decided I had to get more.

I think perhaps there are people who get rooibos, and people who don’t— like black licorice, coriander and/or cilantro, and Thrills soap-flavoured gum (I happen to like all three, but not at the same time).

I don’t know how to describe what rooibos does to me. It like a sweet intense flavour sensation that starts in the back of my mouth. It tastes kind of like the smell of hot wet cedar or the smell inside a wood sauna.

Tonight, I got home and started making bread for tomorrow’s Christmas social at work. Then I had to sew a ton of Christmas gifts that the children helped make. I’m not sleeping because I’m physically taking my work home with me each night. When I sat down and drank a cup, it’s like I finally got to sit and breathe.

I’m so glad I ordered a bag of this with my last DT order. It may have to become a staple in my house.

Flavors: Earth, Rooibos, Sweet, Wood

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 7 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Kristal

Glad to have sparked your interest! :)

For me, I don’t care for rooibos straight. I like it as a base with other flavours. Although, I do admit, I like Honeybush more, which comes from the same family as rooibos.

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Kristal

Glad to have sparked your interest! :)

For me, I don’t care for rooibos straight. I like it as a base with other flavours. Although, I do admit, I like Honeybush more, which comes from the same family as rooibos.

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My foray into steeping happened with tin of Oreo cookie and salted chocolate caramel tea, back in college in 2009. I probably bought them for the novelty more than the taste— which sounds like a reason for many of my college-era purchases. The lovely little tea store was bought out by David’s Tea soon after I finished college. While I do enjoy getting tea from places other than malls, it’s difficult to find quality without going online. Most of my stash ends up being from there due to convenience.

I’m an early childhood educator. Tea is a big part of my daily life. I’ve yet to find anything as soothing and as energizing as it.

I’m on a big kick of blacks and herbals, especially straight ones.

90-100: Must get more of this. One sample isn’t enough.
80-89: Great! Would drink it again sometime
60-79: Decent, but probably won’t go back for more
40-59: Glad I tried, but one cup is enough
~40: No thanks. Never again!

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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