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Genesis
 
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rooibos cinnamon apple, honeybush vanilla, spiced apple chai
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green rooibos bonita, pomegranate green, ginseng green
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rooibos vanilla chai, tiger eye, valentines

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Latest Reviews

May 24th '18
I ve had more than one person tell me that the scent reminded them of barbeque, but the taste is another story. Woody and a little citric, I feel Rooibos comes off as being livelier than its fellow Honeybush. The taste doesn t settle on the tongue quite as heavily either. Between that and the flavor differences, I think Rooibos is the more compelling choice as an everyday drink, but less desirable for the times when you want something to wind down with. (4 mins @ 212°F)
May 24th '18
Smoother and more full-bodied than Rooibos, its aroma (and to a lesser extent, its taste) is more herbaceous, and -- surprise! -- honeyed, than its brother. Honeybush has more deeply earthy tones, plus floral notes that mingle nicely with the previously mentioned traits. A lovely cold climate, evening relaxation, or under the weather cup, but I think I d have to give Rooibos the edge if considering which makes for a better day-to-day drink -- Honeybush is just more reminiscent of some sort of rustic herbal remedy, which, while cozy, doesn t seem as appealing for everyday consumption. (4 mins @ 212°F)
May 22nd '18
Not bad, but not amazing. Comparing it with the other breakfast teas, it's fuller-bodied than the Scottish Breakfast, but less so than the English Breakfast. The taste is flatter/less complex than either, and it possesses more astringency than either. While this could either be a good thing or a bad one, based on your perspective (and usual caffeine levels~), it feels like there's a harder caffeine kick attached to this one. I'll say it works better with cream and/or sugar than the others though without hesitation -- in fact, I'd outright recommend cream with it -- the flavors actually feel a little more distinct when you add some. In the end, not a bad option, simply not my first pick. [1.5 teaspoons of loose leaf per 8 oz. of water were used when brewing the tea for this review.] (4 mins @ 208°F)
May 21st '18
All-in-all, a fairly nice morning cup that has more complexity to it than a simple Ceylon or Assam would provide. I find that this has a little more edge to it than the English Breakfast does, owing to the occasional peppery bite from the Yunnan, while maintaining just a touch of the almost fruity tone the EB has. It s not as full-bodied, though, and it loses more nuance when you add cream to it. Also, while it comes to down to preference as to whether this is a positive or a negative, this tea has almost no astringency whatsoever. [1.5 teaspoons of loose leaf per 8 oz. of water were used when brewing the tea for this review. I also plan on updating once I ve had some of the Irish Breakfast tea in the next day or two so I can try to make a good appraisal on the differences and similarities.] (4 mins @ 208°F)
May 19th '18
Delicious black tea with a warm, comforting aroma. Has a good, bold taste with an almost mildly fruity/jammy undertone to it that plays well off of its other traits. Adagio's description of 'on point' astringency is very much on the mark as well, as there s enough astringency to notice, but it doesn't feel irritatingly drying. Makes a great morning cup of hot tea, though I'd be curious about trying this as an iced tea. Honestly, I think it might bring a little more character to the table than the usual ceylon. As for adding any whistles and bells...it holds up to sugar and/or cream, but I prefer it plain, personally, as I think the Keemun's character is at its best that way. I'd suspect honey would mesh well with it, but have yet to try it. (1.5 teaspoons of loose leaf per 8 oz. of water were used when brewing the tea for this review. I also plan on updating once I've had some of the Irish and Scottish Breakfast teas in the near future so I can try to make a good appraisal on their differences and similarities.) (4 mins @ 208°F)
May 19th '18
A fair, basic black tea. Not bad at all, but nothing especially noteworthy. Can't quite call it full-bodied, but it's not really thin, either. To its credit, it's not particularly astringent, so it works as a nice morning cup, and the taste is pleasant, though not very complex. Using Adagio's Ceylon Sonata as a comparison point, I'd have to say that the Assam isn't as 'bright' in flavor, and is a bit 'heavier' on the taste buds. Maybe just the tiniest bit earthy, too. None of which are necessarily negatives, simply things to consider. (4 mins @ 208°F)
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