Let me begin by saying that I don’t have a lot of experience with rooibos. I WAS going to try another one of Liquid Proust’s puerh samples (which I haven’t been posting because I’m not 100% sure which tea to link to), but the day got away from me. 6PM is a little late to start a caffeinated 8-15 cup marathon, especially after having 4 shots of espresso today. Anyway, on to the tea.
I like the first taste of this tea. The underlying rooibos seems to come through well, and the flavoring hits your tongue more like a chocolate chip cookie than pure chocolate. The smell is very pleasant too—again, more like a chocolate chip cookie. It’s warm and comforting, and it makes me wonder what it would taste like with a little milk.
But then, I swallow. And then those natural (or unnatural, as the case may be) flavorings coat the back of my palate. It tastes almost like one of those fake sugars. I don’t know if there are any artificial sweeteners in this tea, as the website doesn’t mention ingredients, but it hits the velum like a sweet n’ low.
It’s a shame, because this tea had started out so well.
Flavors: Artificial, Butter, Chocolate, Cookie, Rooibos, Sugar, Tea