“ This is a comforting sort of cup – it’s nutty and tastes rather like fall leaves look, although at first taste it’s a bit thin, flavour-wise. A hefty slosh of soymilk helped to balance out the toasted hazelnut notes and left me with something that reminds me vaguely of cookies.
It’s not the cup I expected to get from this tea, but it’s definitely delicious. Better suited to an evening cup than a morning one, though, so I’ll save this for my pre-bed ritual from here on out. ” (5 mins @ 200°C)
“ This blend is absolutely amazing, perhaps the best tea I have had. I would describe it was a dessert tea that tastes distinctly like (natural) caramel and gourmande flavors. I did not detect any icky artificial notes and the aftertaste was smooth and rich. I am ordering more! ”
“ Oh, Felix Felicis, how I want to love thee! Alas, though, I fear luck and I may be star-crossed lovers.
The scent while dry is enticing. 'Drink me,' it urges. While steeped, however, it smells almost repellingly earthy. I hate to say it, but I got the idea of 'wet dog, but slightly less unpleasant' when taking a sniff of the freshly-steeped tea. Nonetheless, I wanted to give it a taste. Somehow, the taste isn't like the scent. It's similar, but not unpleasant. I was surprised that it didn't disgust me, going by the smell; in fact, it was kind of good in a very confusing sort of way.
I tasted the caramel and what I assume is the natural flavour of the rooibos more than anything, almost to excess. The tea felt a bit like it was supposed to be sweet yet wasn't, so I added a spoon of sugar. This made it taste better but also made it a touch sickly-sweet; I probably should have only added half a spoon or less when sweetening.
I find myself looking into my half-consumed cup of tea, admiring the rich red colour of the brew, but I don't feel compelled to drink the rest. I wish I liked it more, because yummy teas with no caffeine are hard to come by and I try to keep my caffeine intake low. ” (6 mins @ 209°C)
“ Rooibos Almond, Rooibos Caramel, and Honeybush Hazelnut make for a very full and deep tasting cup. It's a little to heavy in flavor and not enough spice or zing for me to drink daily, but this is worth having in the cabinet and could be embellished with crystalized ginger or even cacao nibs. ” (6 mins @ 212°C)
“ Overpoweringly vanilla, tastes almost waxy. Won't be buying this one again. ” (5 mins @ 212°C)