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Rooibos Tea
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Ginger, Cinnamon, Cookie, Nutmeg, Cake, Spices, Honey, Maple, Butter, Molasses, Caramel, Rooibos
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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec 5 g 11 oz / 323 ml

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  • “A Gingerbread latte seemed like an awesome idea in theory, although in practice I made one hell of a mess in my kitchen. I don’t really have “proper” latte making equipment so I microwave my milk...” Read full tasting note
  • “Second cup of the day. I was very excited to try this tea as I love ginger and really like sugar and spice, which tastes like gingerbread to me, and I’m generally a fan of rooibos, especially green...” Read full tasting note
  • “I had a cup of this tonight while watching World War Z – overall not a bad cup of tea. I don’t get the red velvet cake that others do, instead this is just a decent ginger-ish sort of rooibos tea...” Read full tasting note
  • “I had one rollercoaster of a day. Barely slept last night worrying about this morning’s presentation and gathering the courage to talk to my supervisor about one of my papers. Then ended up crying...” Read full tasting note


The spice of life

For the past four years, all we wanted for Christmas was a gingerbread tea. Every winter, we’ve pestered David for a spicy-sweet, festive tea. But he just couldn’t find the perfect blend…until now. And with its warm, comforting aromas of ginger, cinnamon and molasses, this rich rooibos tea totally worth the wait. It has the most nostalgic aroma you can imagine – like gingerbread cookies baking in the oven. And the taste is everything we hoped for and more. Thank you David! Now…what will we ask for next year?

Ingredients: Rooibos, green rooibos, honeybush, cinnamon, currants, ginger, pineapple, safflower petals, natural and artificial gingerbread and molasses flavouring.

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109 Tasting Notes

65 tasting notes

One of my favorite Christmas teas. Nice, light rooibos with a slightly sweet, gingery, spicy flavor.

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69 tasting notes

Well, 7 months later, I finally got to try this tea. I gave into my own laziness and bought a bunch of paper tea filters. I know it’s better to give tea the space to expand, but I find I’m usually too tired to clean out metal filters, and compromise with easy sachets.

Rarely do I neglect my lovely collection of looseleaf teas now! This being one of my favorite rooibos it’s perfect for a pre-bedtime cup. Malty and sweet, it reminds me David’s Oh, Canada! which I also previously preferred as a bedtime tea. Not as zesty or spiced, as I would have thought, which is a welcome surprise.

Flavors: Ginger, Honey, Maple

200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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972 tasting notes

Shadowfall threw this in as a freebie when she sent me my purchases from her recent stash sale. Thanks! I am always on the lookout for more caffeine free options, so I was excited to try this one. The dry leaf smells delicious! It’s definitely very cookie, but I can also smell the lovely spices. Steeped for 5 minutes.

The aroma is also high in cookie smell, which got me pretty excited. Overall, the taste is a little weak, but I would just use more tea if I were to purchase this. I would probably describe this as more of a snickerdoodle than a gingerbread tea, because the cookie is the main event, and it’s quite buttery and creamy. The spices are more of a lovely accent to the cookie. Taa-daa snickerdoodle cookie tea! I sweetened mine, as I tend to do with flavored teas. I would absolutely purchase this, too bad it’s a seasonal thing and who knows if David’s will even have it again this winter season… Shadowfall, how could you?! :P

Flavors: Butter, Cinnamon, Cookie, Ginger, Molasses, Nutmeg

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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7 tasting notes

Just got this tea in a care package from my friend in Canada (Davids tea really needs to start shipping internationally I really miss their tea here in the UK!!) and I immediately try it. Of all the winter teas this one I was most excited to try and I am not disappointed at all!

The smell is amazing, smells almost like caramel to me and maybe also like how a spiced cookie would taste like. I am drinking it straight no honey or sugar added and it is already perfectly sweetened. I can taste a bit of the ginger but not much. The main tone is slightly spiced sweetness which is fine for me.

For this to be called “Gingerbread” I think the spice would have to be increased dramatically but I still love it and am very pleased, it really tastes like a cookie to me. I just wished I had got a tin of this instead of a 14g sample! Hopefully this tea comes back in the next winter collection.

Flavors: Caramel, Cinnamon, Molasses

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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85 tasting notes

It is already late and I decided I wanted one more cuppa before bed. So off to my cupboard to look for something without caffeine. This was the one I came across first, and I had not tried it yet. This tea is ok. I tried a sip before sweetener and did not like it. Once I put sugar and some creamer in it, to turn it into a latte, it was better. I probably won’t search this one out again, but I bought it on special during the after Christmas sales. I guess when you get a good deal, it doesn’t seem so bad. It is definitely a good way to try new teas without breaking the bank.

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415 tasting notes

Doesn’t taste anything like gingerbread-just rooibos :(

Flavors: Rooibos

Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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564 tasting notes

Got this as a sample with an order and managed to make a cup both for me and my mother. We both love gingerbread and didn’t have any made up so we figured we’d try it, and we weren’t disappointed.

The dry tea smells nice and spicy with a vanilla note. Brewed, it tastes like drinking liquid gingerbread! I was expecting something more like the cookies from the smell, but it’s more like the bread. I had it without anything added to it, but I’m sure it would be great with some milk or sugar added too.

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307 tasting notes

I can’t say that I’m getting this tea. I mean, it’s alright? And I get the ginger and sweetness, but somehow the combination reminds me as much of a carrot as it does of gingerbread cookies, and I’m not sure if that’s quite what it’s going for. Adding milk helps a little, but overall I’m afraid that this simply isn’t a brew for me. Oh well.

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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338 tasting notes

Day #23 of the advent calendar! First time trying this one… very tasty, very Christmas-y. I’m not really a rooibos fan, but this blend is nice. I definitely want some cookies like this right now, haha.

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18 tasting notes

I was really excited for this tea and it has the taste down, but it was kinda watered down. Which is almost to be expected, tea being water-based and all, but still disappointing.

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