After my attempts and failures with making a creamsicle tea by putting vanilla matcha in orange juice, I decided I would try someone else’s attempt to make a creamsicle tea. Lucky for me, my Tickled Tea order arrived with samples galore, including this one.
I opened the adorable pocket-sized tea packet (about 3 perfect teaspoons of tea) and set this up to cold brew, my go-to method for the various creamsicle-inspired rooibos teas I have come across. I left it overnight and this morning I got to sipping as I added my 25 new teas into Steepster’s database (the downside of finding a new tea company).
First thing I noticed, even before drinking this tea, is that the smell is very much that of its namesake which was promising. Alas, the rooibos base used in this tea is a strongly flavored one so it does contribute a fair amount to the flavoring as you drink. It takes over with woody notes that do sort of give way to a citrusy orange. That combination is a little too medicinal for my liking but the aftertaste is all creamy deliciousness. Just sucks that the path to getting to the lingering vanilla creaminess is through rooibos-infested waters.