I bought a box of 80 tea bags of rooibos yesterday as I was looking for just a plain, unflavored rooibos tea. I’m glad that I grabbed this one! The scent of the tea bags is VERY characteristic of rooibos teas: wood, earth, a bit of spice and sweetness. There is also a scent that reminds me of the zoo. I’m not sure I can explain that logic, but it makes me think of animals, dirt, wild plants and grasses. This is a fabulous, basic rooibos. I feel like it offers more than the other one-dimensional red teas out there. I taste wood and a sweetness like caramel or vanilla which fades in and out of the cup. I’m glad that I purchased this brand & look forward to having more mugs!

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Tea (& Coffee) lover. Bookworm.

Favorite teas: Milk Oolong, Flavored blends, Dessert teas, Creamy Teas, Rooibos, Oolong, Black, Green
Dislikes: Spices, Peppery flavors, Cloves, Cardamom, Licorice, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Mate, Puerh, Chai, Ginger

My Rather Picky Ratings
90+ – Reserved for the very best! Always in the cupboard!
80-89 – Quite good! A very pleasing cup.
70-79 – Room for improvement, but not bad.
60-69 – Mediocre.
50-59 – Bad. Will not purchase.
49 & below – Depending on the more specific rating: Undrinkable. Yuck. Will not purchase.

Note: Teas in my cupboard are all of the teas that I’ve logged, regardless of their current presence in my actual cupboard. For an updated list on what teas I have available for swap, check out the swap thread and not my cupboard! Thanks!

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