Diggity Tea: Queen Mary’s Sweetheart Rooibos

Maker: Queen Mary
Type: Flavored rooibos
Brew: 1 tsp per cup, boiling water, 7 min
Notes: Apparently discontinued.

This tea is literally like drinking a cupcake. A kind of stale cupcake, with somewhat off vanilla icing. Somehow the sweeteners didn’t work out as well as they could have, and while this is a novelty tea in every sense, a full cup of this can give you a headache. Just thinking about this tea gives me a bit of a stomach ache. Definitely do not use any sweeteners with this tea, unless you like a brick of sweet.

There are better, more subtle rooibos dessert teas out there, such as Rainbow Rooibos, which has an amaretto taste that’s quite a bit like an almond cookie. The blender I know not, but it’s available from tea shoppes like the Perennial Tea Room right in Seattle’s Pike Street Market.

Rating: 2/5—not a tea I’d run away from, exactly, but I wouldn’t pick it out willingly.