A Review of TeaFrog's Vanilla Rooibos
Hmm, the scent of this dry rooibos is legit. And by legit, I mean it
legitimately smells like vanilla. Not fake vanilla like is used in
various desserts, but real vanilla. Adding three teaspoons of this tea
and steeping it in two cups of water for six minutes, I was left being
tantalized by the aromas of vanilla wafting from my teapot as I waited.
The tea smells sweet, but not in a fake sweetener way. It is more like
the sweetness that comes from plants like mint or various fruits. The
liquor is clear, yet a very dark red-brown.
My first cup smells warm. And not just from the hot tea. It just has
a warm, and soft, aroma about it. It softly caresses the senses and
lingers in the nose. Eagerly, I take my first sip and am immediately
surprised by how sweet it tastes. The sweetness is very passive, but it
is definitely there, and a quite pleasant surprise. This tea's mouthfeel
is thick and smooth. The flavor of vanilla is, of course, at the
forefront. The rooibos, sadly, seems to have taken a backseat in this
brew, as it does not show its head much, except in the aftertaste.
The flavors do not change much throughout the rest of the pot. I
very much enjoyed drinking this tea. It is good, it is unique, and it is
well worth a taste or two. I give it a 77/100 on my personal enjoyment
TeaFrog's Vanilla Rooibos can be purchase from the TeaFrog website, here.
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