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drank Løv is Zen by Løv Organic
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Hooray for rooibos! Seriously though, for someone reason I’ve found myself liking rooibos (red and green) blends more and more lately. At this point I think I might even like straight rooibos, though I’ve never tried it. This one is a red rooibos tisane, and there are quite a few pieces of fruit mixed in along with some kind of crushed herbs. Dry scent is yummy sweet-tart orange and lemon along with some lovely caramel notes.

Mm, the steeped liquid also smells yummy and orange-y with some caramel. Yum, this is lightly flavored but very tasty. I can taste a bit of the rooibos, but it’s not medicinal or woody or anything like that, just a pleasant herbaceous note. There’s also sweet orange combined with lemon (I guess from the lemon balm) and some apple. Over the top of everything is a nice light caramel flavor, similar to a caramel sauce. Tasty!

Flavors: Apple, Caramel, Herbaceous, Lemon, Orange, Rooibos

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
Stephanie

rooibos…you can have all of it :)

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Stephanie

rooibos…you can have all of it :)

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