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The flavoring here is pretty alcohol-tasting and artificial. The rooibos base only increases that perception.
Finally the last tea from my Churchill’s herbal advent calendar! Though inexpensive, this is not one I’d get again since many of the flavors were pretty basic and there were very few teas I’d prefer to drink again.
I’ve had so many similar teas that I wasn’t looking forward to this one in the advent calendar. I have to say that it really exceeded expectations! The chamomile is light and floral and delicious, and just the right amount of lavender shines through. Linden and other elements add a great supportive background – this is really nice!
There’s nothing about this that reminds me of pie, but it was actually pretty tasty. It had sort of a pink lemonade vibe with a slight herbaceous hint at the end of the sip. It wasn’t quite tart, really it was just right. It was really refreshing cold, and I’d possibly consider buying more. The resteep was all right too. I drank this at work last week, and I’m still thinking about it, so it must have been pretty decent.
To be honest, this isn’t the best honeybush I’ve had. I drank it cold and added milk and sugar to try to drown out some of the peppery less delicious elements. I think unflavored honeybush really needs to be mixed with rooibos to enjoy it plain, but that’s just a personal opinion. I did a cold resteep, and that was actually quite lovely. There used to be a Trader Joe’s honeybush/rooibos blend I loved, and this resteep made me think of it a little. Sweet and smooth. Ha it’s difficult to rate this when I liked the resteep but not really the original.
Even drinking this cold, this herbal chai is pretty warming and hearty. The spices combine nicely with ground ginger being the strongest. It’s pleasantly spicy, and I thankfully don’t really notice the turmeric. I only have the advent sample, but this is one I’d consider buying. The resteep was strong as well. I also liked how this was different from many other chais.
Cold with milk and sugar, I thought this was okay. I’ve had this blend from other companies and didn’t like it as much, but today it wasn’t bad. The chocolate is certainly fake and a bit alcohol-tasting, but it went well with the rooibos base. I’ve definitely had better chocolate rooibos before though.
I removed the butterfly pea flower before steeping, but I feel like I can still taste some. The flavor is fruity, but also a bit earthy, as the pea flower usually results in. It’s just a little murky and bland, not as fresh and clear as some fruity blends can be. Yeah the fruit is just a little fake and eh.