97 Tasting Notes

20

I’m starting to think I might not be a fan of rooibos, so take this with a grain of salt, but I didn’t much care for the earthy taste of something I thought would be light and fruity. Thankfully my partner finished it for me because I probably would have just let it go bad.

Preparation
Iced
Cameron B.

You certainly wouldn’t be alone, there are a lot of people who don’t like red rooibos. It tends to have a rather woody flavor, and sometimes depending on the quality can also come off as medicinal.

Don’t let it deter you from trying green rooibos though, which is much milder and more universally liked.

whosbradpitt

Thanks for letting me know about this distinction! I’ll have to make sure to check out green rooibos. I’m finding as I drink some of my other teas I can handle red rooibos in some blends, but this one was overpowering.

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95

Fresh and bright cold brewed; would love to have available year-round. Admittedly finished it long enough ago that I don’t remember it well enough to comment better on flavor!

Preparation
Iced

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90

A refreshing and bright black tea that’s perfect for an iced summer treat. Highly recommend cold brewing for the excellent strawberry flavor!

Flavors: Floral, Fruity

Preparation
Iced

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70

Refreshing and light fruit mint tea. Tried brewed hot and then poured on ice, as well as cold brewed. The cold brewed brought out the melon that was almost hidden in the hot brew; the mint was stronger in the hot brew. A lovely summer choice.

Flavors: Fruity, Spearmint

Preparation
Iced

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45

Odd combination of the mint and fruit that was somewhat off-putting at first but was something I could adjust to.

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30

Incredible bright and fruity smell that didn’t translate as much to the taste – more like a lightly flavored green tea.

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96
drank Grimdark by Dryad Tea
97 tasting notes

A smoky tea that made me think of late evenings in October with a horror novel.

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Early 30s mom of 2 (ages 7 & 1) and lecturer in California.
Great at buying tea, good at drinking tea, bad at timely reviews. Drawn to fruit, floral, spice, and flavored teas in general; prefer those that stand well without milk or sweetener.

Still figuring this out, but slowly adding to cupboard. I rate when a package is finished as I’m deciding whether to reorder.

I think of my ratings as letter grades.
90-100 A: loved it; want to rebuy immediately so I have it on hand
80-89 B: tasty; would pick it up again but okay to wait until I get through other teas
70-79 C: good; could grab with a good deal
60-69 D: okay; would keep in a set but may not repurchase on its own
0-59 F: various shades of bad; would not purchase; closer to 0 means may not even drink again if offered

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