I mostly bought this tea for the novelty factor – because lets face it, who makes root beer flavoured tea?
I was a bit dubious about some of the ingredients – lavender and jasmine blossoms? To my surprise this turned out to be really good.
The smell was very much like A&W root beer mixed with the honeyed, sweet smell of the honeybush. The taste is remarkably authentic as well; I was bracing myself for something artificial-tasting, but in fact it tastes quite ‘real’ to my tongue. It’s root beer with a smooth, almost creamy sweetness – not quite vanilla ice cream, but it’s reminiscent of it. I think it might actually be the lavender that makes this tea – it’s very subtle for something normally so strongly-scented, but it gives the tea a bit of a spicy ‘bite’ that makes it so like the real thing.