drank Tiramisu Rooibos by Sanctuary T
412 tasting notes
This is very tasty. It reminds me of Dragonwater’s White Chocolate Toffee rooibos – the same peculiar alcoholic note. It smells like a mug of Amaretto, but fortunately the taste is more nuanced. Sweet, nutty, and a little sharp. I like it better with a dash of cream. A pleasant after-dinner tea, decadent enough to be dessert and caffeine-free. Although, as I get through this mug I’m noticing more of the coffee flavor, especially in the aftertaste, and I think that there are actual coffee beans in the mix, so… maybe not quite caffeine-free.
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Some notes on ratings:

I’d have separate rating scales for tea types if that were possible (probably Black, Flavored Black, Darjeeling/Dark Oolong, White/Green/Light Oolong, and Herbal) because the flavors and quality markers are just too different. A flavored black rated 100 isn’t better than every oolong I’ve ever drunk, just delicious for a flavored black.

Ratings are a combination of my enjoyment and the perceived quality – I do often demote teas a few points for artificial flavorings, small quantity of steeps supported, or weakness of flavor (requiring extra leaf).

I pay less attention to the number than the order of my ratings; I don’t necessarily keep a stock of everything rated 80+, but if two breakfast blends are rated 82 and 84 I consistently enjoy the 84 more.

And in case it’s not obvious? I am not an expert. I don’t even know what I like until I taste it sometimes, but I’m ok with that :) I like learning to like new teas, as well as enjoying the comfort of familiar ones.


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