That charcoal-infused matcha really put my GI through the ringer today, so tonight I’m sticking to mint and ginger… and saw this mint-flavored herbal tea powder sampler. The last rooibos-based tea powder I tried from B&B I really didn’t like, because I didn’t like how the rooibos flavor came out in powdered form… but I blended this up in vanilla oat milk and it just smells very sweet and minty, like peppermint candy from the blend of the vanilla and mint aromas.
Mmm… I’m happy to say I’m not tasting that strong rooibos taste here! Maybe using a sweet milk is cutting through it, or maybe it’s just from the flavorings, I’m not sure. Minty and sweet; I do pick up the sticky sweetness of licorice root, which I know is one of those flavors a lot of people hate (I am not one of them, though). There is a little bit of a nutty flavor here as well (which I assume is probably from the maca/rooibos base) but it isn’t coming off as particularly earthy or herbaceous. And the powder frothed up nicely in the cup, too… Every now and then I’ll get a sip with a slightly powdery-feeling texture, but it isn’t really unpleasant, and definitely not that really awful sandy/gritty feeling I was getting from the Black Magic Matcha.
Redemption. I am really liking this one! If B&B’s tea powder tins weren’t so expensive, I would consider adding this one to my cupboard.
Flavors: Candy, Creamy, Licorice, Mint, Nutty, Sweet