2900 Tasting Notes
I finished off the sample I got of this from Cameron B.
Brewed in hot water (~350 mL) with 2 tbs leaf, with a fair bit of soymilk added.
I’m glad I tried a sample because I don’t think I would want an entire tin. It was a pleasant cup, but was your typical Chinese black tea base with a distinctly fruity flavour. I could pull out the orange peel and stonefruit flavours, but it was in a dried fruit sort-of-way and not a fresh juicy fruit way. The base is unremarkable. It would have been nice to get some cocoa notes like in Laoshan teas.
Flavors: Orange Zest, Stonefruit, Tannin, Tea
As another reviewer mentioned, this is phenomenal with a touch of vanilla or hazelnut creamer. I like Silk’s soy creamer and it has a lot of flavour but in a way that compliments the coffee bean, toasty, and chocolate notes.
Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Coffee, Cream, Custard, Mocha, Nutty, Roasted, Sweet, Thick
This is a strawberry and vanilla rooibos with a nice red rooibos base. It benefits from a splash of milk to bring out the vanilla notes. It is also great cold. The strawberry is very natural and somewhat subtle.
Flavors: Cream, Fruity, Rooibos, Strawberry, Sweet, Vanilla
In my desperation for finding a replacement for the Starbucks blossoming rose rooibos latte, I bought a gigantic 16 oz bag (that’s 455 g!) of this on amazon.
-cheap because it is in bulk
-ground rooibos is difficult to find
-more gritty than Starbucks or Red Leaf/Matcha Outlet rooibos matcha
-doesn’t really dissolve very well
-larger bits tend to accumulate at the bottom of the cup
So for the price, this can’t be beat. However it is definitely not as fine or powdery as any other rooibos matcha I have come across. Even mixed into milk you can feel all of the gritty texture.
Flavors: Rooibos, Sweet, Wood