What I wrote about basic, everyday rooibos teas in this note is applicable here as well: http://steepster.com/teas/tehornan/39015-champagne-gradd-champagne-and-cream
This was my go-to rooibos in the fall, and consequently I have only just a little left. I thought I’d top this canister right up again, but after drinking it nearly back-to-back with the champagne and cream from the same store, I find myself liking that one just a little bit better.
This is similar in that it isn’t overly rooibos:y, and that it has some complexity to it, but I miss the aromatic headiness of the other cup. Still, this is along the lines of what I look for in a sturdy rooibos. The dry tea itself is pretty, studded with whole berries, and the scent has a lightness to it that I really enjoy.
[Purchased at Tehörnan in Uppsala, fall 2012.]