drank Green Rooibos by DAVIDsTEA
1128 tasting notes

Been meaning to give this a try for ages! Finally got a bit to test.

Dry smell is very green and leafy, a bit like a mild green tea to me. Wet leaves, i’m smelling something familiar but I can’t place it! I get some sugar, hmm maybe a bit like sugar and oats? It’s appealing, whatever it is :) oh and it’s a nice red color, which threw me off a bit since it’s call green rooibos lol. I steeped for 7 mins, might try a bit less next time though.

Now for taste, ooooh, how to describe this?! It’s like nothing I’ve had before! Definitely not really similar to red rooibos at all! I’m getting a very sugary aftertaste, and a fresh taste at the start! There’s something very vegetal in there as well, hmmm. I cannot classify it as any type of tea I’ve had previously..oddly, this reminds me of some bagged tea I had a longggg time ago, I think it was a black tea tho, and this definitely isn’t a black tea! Gah! It’s leaving me at a loss for words. I will just drink it up and have more later :)

Overall, it is really good, and soo different! Smooth and sugary and a hint of something..haha, terrible description, but I will definitely have some more of this in the future to try to decipher it!

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Hello all, I am an electrical engineer (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it was excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte, or decent decaf haha)

I enjoy a variety of teas – current favorites being ripe and raw pu’erhs, chinese black teas and herbal/green rooibos blends. I also enjoy white, green, and oolong teas, although I tend to drink them more in the warmer months. I have also tried matcha and guayusa, but I don’t drink them too often as I am a bit sensitive to caffeine. As a result I don’t drink black teas as often as I used to, but in moderation I can still enjoy a wide variety of teas.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I have tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

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(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.



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