Tea type
Fruit Rooibos Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Anise, Artificial, Cherry, Sweet, Alcohol, Almond, Candy, Marzipan, Medicinal, Powdered Sugar
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Caffeine Free
Certification
Vegan
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec 4 g 12 oz / 369 ml

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  • “I was very excited to receive the August Uncommon Top 10 sampler pack as a Christmas gift from my grandma in December! Since I got a lot of other tea for Christmas and had the Samurai TTB with me...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Nope, this is revolting to me. It’s all amaretto and medicinal cherry throat lozenges. There’s a bit of anise as well, which is something I generally like, but here it’s just making the artificial...” Read full tasting note
  • “2021 sipdown no. 32 Unfortunately not enjoying a single rooibos from August Uncommon, which is in complete juxtaposition to their black teas, which I quite enjoyed! This one is very amaretto-y,...” Read full tasting note
  • “Sipping on this one currently! In ingredients list alone I felt pretty confidant that I would enjoy this tea; boozy almond with orange and anise!? Yes please! Even the dry leaf smelled very...” Read full tasting note

From August Uncommon Tea

Velvety rooibos with amaretto and orange blossom

A sip of aged brandy and gâteau basque in the glow of a terracotta sunset. Notes of breezy orange blossom and amaretto evolve to burnt orange peel and sweet almonds, and are finally rounded by muddled cherries. Indian summer nights invite slowness.

INGREDIENTS: rooibos, anise, almond, lemon peel, orange blossom, star anise, flavoring

CONTAINS NUTS

TASTES LIKE: sweet almond, burnt orange peel, armagnac, anise, dried cherry
FEELS LIKE: rustic liqueur on a languid night

CAFFEINE FREEVEGANGLUTEN FREENON GMO

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804 tasting notes

I was very excited to receive the August Uncommon Top 10 sampler pack as a Christmas gift from my grandma in December! Since I got a lot of other tea for Christmas and had the Samurai TTB with me in January as well, I saved these teas to open on my vacation this month. Overall, August Uncommon continues to impress me with the quality of their tea and the uniqueness of their blends; I quite enjoyed 8/10 of the teas in this set and several are going on my wishlist to purchase in larger quantities soon.

But this was one of the two that flopped for me….and flopped quite spectacularly! I can usually finish any mug of tea, even if I’m not really enjoying it, but I actually dumped this one out after a couple of sips. It felt like drinking a mug of cough syrup…the artificial cherry flavor was STRONG and the anise also gave it a cloyingly sweet, throat-coating mouthfeel that I just couldn’t handle. I’ve passed this on to an amaretto-loving friend in hopes that she will enjoy it more than I did…wouldn’t take much!

Flavors: Anise, Artificial, Cherry, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
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An awesome gift from your gram! :D

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2547 tasting notes

Nope, this is revolting to me.

It’s all amaretto and medicinal cherry throat lozenges. There’s a bit of anise as well, which is something I generally like, but here it’s just making the artificial and boozy flavors even more cloying.

Into the rehoming box it goes!

Flavors: Alcohol, Almond, Anise, Artificial, Candy, Cherry, Marzipan, Medicinal, Powdered Sugar, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Martin Bednář

Rehoming box sounds beter than “Blergh, I need to send it someone else, box”

Courtney

I felt the same! None of their rooibos teas were good for me. :( But I also love the idea of a “rehoming box”. :)

Cameron B.

I’m sure someone else who likes strong amaretto teas would probably enjoy this one, so I’ll save it for a swap or TTB.

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1148 tasting notes

2021 sipdown no. 32

Unfortunately not enjoying a single rooibos from August Uncommon, which is in complete juxtaposition to their black teas, which I quite enjoyed!

This one is very amaretto-y, which is a point in its favour, but sadly I despise amaretto haha! There also seems to be a faint hint of what I can only describe as olive tapenade, almost hidden at the end of the sip. I can’t say much else, because I couldn’t finish the cup. I offered it to Lexa, who often does enjoy amaretto, and she also did not enjoy.

Nonetheless, always happy to have the opportunity to try new teas. Thanks Cameron!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML
Cameron B.

This one smelled insanely amaretto when I opened it! o.o

Courtney

It’s super amaretto smelling, yeah!

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12074 tasting notes

Sipping on this one currently!

In ingredients list alone I felt pretty confidant that I would enjoy this tea; boozy almond with orange and anise!? Yes please! Even the dry leaf smelled very appetizing to me. However, steeped up I’m finding the taste to be a little much. It’s not that any of the present flavours taste bad – in fact they’re all quite lovely! The almond/amaretto is really clear and coating on the palate but not artificial/chemical or too concentrated, the anise is sweet and licorice-y with a hint of warming spice but doesn’t mask the other flavours, and the orange is delicate and floral.

The main issue here is that it’s simply too much when all together. Single out any two of these flavours and this would be a good tea – but all three together is very rich and really coating on the palate, so they all linger for a VERY long time after each sip. That is often a reoccurring theme to AU blends; there’s just so much going on!

I will revisit and see if this is something I adjust to with subsequent steepings, but right now I just feel a little bit impartial towards it as a blend.

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1792 tasting notes

This one’s dynamite when we’re talking about flavour intensity. So heavy on the cherry almond booze. I’d say it’s more cherry than almond, and that booziness truly elevates the other flavours. I haven’t had Armagnac before, but I can see the brandy -esque warmth here. The good news is that these notes are so strong that they cover up the rooibos base for the most part. Would I get more? No, but I wouldn’t have minded having a 50g portion rather than this 14g sample. 100g simply seems like too much.

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2286 tasting notes

Thank you, Sil! omg.

This smells like star anise and booze. Seriously. The star anise and a dried/candy cherry note, the kind of cherry you would have in frangipane, dominates. This is, IMO, not an amaretto tea. The flavour profile is armagnac, and I’m getting a boozey anise-cherry interestingness. Not really any almonds, though there are almond slices in the dried leaf.

And it honestly tastes just like that. Anise. Booze. Cherry. Rooibos. It’s weirdly appealing, although I’m not sure I’d ever want to drink this often. I’m super curious about icing this now, but I used what was left for this mug. :D As an iced cocktail, this would be fantastic. As a hot tea, it is a little weird.

As it cools, my tongue is numb with the star anise.

I don’t know. I’m not sure I like this. I’m really glad I got to try it, though. It’s a super interesting flavour combination.

Flavors: Alcohol, Anise, Cherry

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 4 g 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sil

lol weirdo

OMGsrsly

I think this smells super good but I don’t want to drink it unless it’s a real boozy cocktail.

Sil

well you SOUNDED drunk :P

OMGsrsly

Sadly there was no booze involved. :(

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13082 tasting notes

This was a tea from August Uncommon that i wasn’t certain about. I don’t mind anise, but i don’t LOVE it – it always depends on how it’s used. Everything else about this tea was something i thought i’d like. Once brewed, this IS a delicious tea, though i’d probably subtract the anise. It’s not overpowering and doesn’t have that sickeningly sweet taste to the brew, but it’s there enough that it takes away a little from the amaretto and orange. I do like the rooibos used in this blend – it’s not that harsh woody rooibos that i really don’t like. overall, another good blend from AU, though i’d love it more sans anise. :)

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