Hokey dinah, this one isn’t marketed properly. Every time I’d browse the site combing through the ones I haven’t tried yet, time and time again, I’d pass by this one because the thumbnail advertises this as a floral rooibos blend. Gross. But when I felt like making my debit card purchase worthwhile today by grabbing a couple others, the sales associate pointed me to this tea.
“It smells like an oatmeal cookie,” she said. “LOLZ yeah right!” I thought. But then I took a sniff, and that’s where the hokey dinah comes in. It really does. Once I learned that there’s oat straw and cinnamon in this, my preconceptions melted away.
But what about the jasmine? That stuff horrifies me, particularly in tea. And I could see in the canister that there was hardly any rooibos in the blend. Still slightly hesitant, I caved in and got 10g.
Yummo. Kind of like a cinnamon raisin oatmeal cookie. No actual raisins, but there’s a delicate sweetness in the background that’s probably coming from the rose. And no jasmine. And rooibos who?
I just finished my Nordic mug-sized serving in twelve minutes. And my empty mug smells like oatmeal. And now I’ll shut up.