980 Tasting Notes
This is one of those teas that I forget about, and every year I try it again without having any memory of trying it before. I got a small tin of it in a set that was deeply discounted from the holidays (I got it because of the gold spoon that was exclusive to the set). Made myself a cup of this for myself and my boyfriend and it’s really pleasant. It never knocks my socks off, but it’s consistently pleasing. The black base holds up well against the vanilla and mint.
Just finished up a 20g bag of this, and I liked it the first couple times I drank it more than the last couple. I’ve had it for about a year, so not sure if the flavors dissipated, but the sweet, honey flavor that previously covered up the rooibos is no more. It’s pretty much a straight rooibos, with barely a hint of the honey bush or flavoring.
Just finished up my first 1oz bag of this beauty, and I can’t get enough. The fresh vegetal flavor has developed into this insanely gorgeous floral bouquet. I have to agree with previous reviewer, Linda, this tea smells like lilacs. I too have never experienced this flavor in tea form before, but it’s magnificent. I can’t get enough of this.
I must’ve made this tea very wrong (despite steeping within the specifications on the bag), because it was pretty bitter and unpleasant. I’m not rating it because I’m not sure if this was user error or age (it’s about 14 months old), but I’ll have to give it another shot at some point.