Tea Revv Advent Calendar – Day 2
(originally written November 2nd)
Aww, a red rooibos blend… Red rooibos and I are not often friends, though there have been some blends I’ve quite enjoyed lately. Bird & Blend’s Rhubarb + Custard, for example. So I’m trying to give it more of a chance, even though in the past I’d largely written it off.
Hmm… Well the cardamom in this is quite strong, which is not what I expected. The beginning and middle of the sip are almost all cardamom with a little bit of woodiness. I do get the amaretto flavor near the end, and then it finishes off with a stronger medicinal woody flavor and end up tasting a bit like root beer in the aftertaste.
I mean, it’s not terrible. I just didn’t expect it to taste so strongly of cardamom when the name doesn’t even mention spice… And the medicinal notes plus the cherry-like amaretto kind of makes it taste like cherry cough syrup.
Flavors: Almond, Cardamom, Cherry, Ginger, Marzipan, Medicinal, Root Beer, Wood