drank African Solstice by Tea Forte
871 tasting notes

I believe this came from Ellen. I apologize if I am wrong.

When I first opened the little sample package, it was just rooibos. I was a bit disappointed but I went through and tried it anyway.

It was pretty good. I initially thought it was a great, high quality rooibos, it was sweet, slightly spicey. Astringent in the aftertaste.

Then I came here to do the review and found out that there was much more than rooibos in the blend. I didn’t have any little berries or flowers in the sample packet I had. Now that I know what is in it, I think the sweetness is vanilla and the spiceyness is the berries.

The blend was good, but no flavour really distinct from the other. Reminds me very slightly of rooibos de provence.

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

My current tea goal is to make the perfect cup of chai from scratch – almost there…I think.

I am in love with the whole experience of tea.


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