When I was in high school, I worked part-time as a barista at Starbucks. Besides the sweet street cred it afforded me (helloooo, frappucino hookups for all my fellow teen friends), there were tons of perks for 16-year-old Mary to enjoy. We’d spend quiet evenings inventing new drinks and sampling pastries for our customers– and by customers, I clearly meant my coworkers & me. (Wait, I mean…)
By far, my favorite thing to sample was the iced lemon poundcake. Dense and sweet, with tart and sticky lemon glaze– mmmm. I can still taste how delicious it was, particularly at 10:30 on a school night as you’re closing up shop. This rooibos blend from Curiositea brings back those same sweet lemon-pound cake-memories from back in the day.
The dry leaf is beautiful, with bright blue cornflowers intermingling with the rooibos. Scented strongly of lemon and red rooibos, this tea brewed up into a fairly strong cup for an herbal. And brewed, it’s tasty! Sweet berry undertones come out a little bit more, along with a light note of pastry to round out the tart lemon. While the red rooibos is a little more noticeable than I’d like, it’s not overwhelming or medicinal in the least. And bonus! I’m pretty this a cup of this has about four thousand calories less than my beloved lemon poundcake from days gone by. Mmmm. Tasty!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Rooibos
Where to Buy: Curiositea
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