Rooibos tea is something that I haven’t tried a lot of, though the stuff I have had has been quite enjoyable. This is a strongly vanilla-flavored tea, though it still has a lot of the woodiness and just a pinch of smoke that I’ve come to expect. The body of this tea is full, round, and smooth. Plus, since it doesn’t have any caffeine, it’s well suited for drinking at night or in the afternoon. I wouldn’t recommend steeping for more than 5 minutes, not because of any astringency or bitterness, but because otherwise the vanilla really takes over the drink and makes the taste a lot simpler and sweeter.

I do enjoy this plain, but drinking this with just a hint of milk or cream makes an extremely cozy beverage, perfect for cold winter afternoons.

Flavors: Caramel, Vanilla, Wood

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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About Me:
A tea enthusiast, and sometimes a cat on the internet. Currently revisiting some old favorites and sampling some new blends.

While I do like cream and sugar in some teas, I always taste teas without additives initially.

Personal Taste:
I try to taste as widely as I can, but I definitely play favorites with certain flavors. Floral, citrus, and berry flavors in full-bodied teas are the most appealing to me. Overwhelming spice and smoke notes are on the more difficult side, though I continue to try and broaden my horizons.

I don’t really have a strong system for numeric ratings beyond general gut feeling, so I try to write down my thoughts while they’re still fresh. Generally speaking, my words are going to speak louder than the numbers on each tea. Hopefully those thoughts will be useful to people.

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