Tea Company: da-u-de (website)
Ingredients: White Silver Needle, Green Rooibos Tropica, Organic Jasmine Pearl, Organic European Rose petals, Orange Peel, Mango.
Vendor Suggested Preparation: Steeping time: 5 minutes
This scent of the un-brewed tea is amazing. I almost want to eat it straight. Or pack my pillow full of it and smell it all night long as I sleep. It’s AMAZING. It’s full of sweetness and floral-ness and is just made of yum.
And while the flavor of the tea is good, it’s not as good as the smell. It’s got a very light, very floral flavor. I love roses and rosewater candy, and this tea reminds me a lot of rosewater candy. Another element I like is the green rooibos. This is the first time I’d had the chance to try green rooibos. And I think I like it a LOT. I have to admit, I’m not a fan of red rooibos. It tends to taste like dirt and sawdust to me. There are blends I like that contain it, but it’s mostly in their ability to cover the dirty-sawdustness of the rooibos flavor. But this tea has such a light flavor, trying to get it to cover any other flavors would be like trying to completely cover a Cadillac with a Kleenex. This green rooibos adds the sweetness and base notes without the sawdust flavor of the red. It really makes me want to try other green rooibos teas.
Overall, I like this tea; it has a lot of elements I very much appreciate. But I wanted more out of it, based on the aroma.
You can purchase the Xaouen directly from the 52teas website.
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