Hmmmm. I am drinking this to say I drank it. Anyone else do that? This was actually sent to me by a friend who, I THINK, likes it, but rooibos and I have an uneasy relationship. Some kinds taste like straight Robitussin to me. The weird thing is that when I sniffed this one I smelled cherry cough syrup but as I got closer it smelled like….cheap gravy mix – the kind that gives me heartburn, but mixed with cough syrup. Needless to say, I wasn’t looking forward to the sip.
But the sip wasn’t as awful as I thought it would be. Sure, it is mostly Robitussin but there is an earthiness here. Maybe that is the gravy mix smell. Twinings really does do a great job on their bagged, grocery store price range teas. I can see this being soothing and comforting to a really sore throat. I can see that many would develop a taste, even a passion, for this, just as many people love puerh and many others hate it. If it had seem health benefit that I was not getting elsewhere, I could drink it and probably grow to like it a lot. But for now, I prefer to stick with mostly camellia sinensis!