Starbucks - Vanilla Rooibos Latte
This was my first experience with rooibos tea. It had been on my
list of things to try for a while, so when Starbucks came out with a
ready-made rooibos drink, I gave in and tried it.
To be honest, I didn't
really like it the first time. It was an odd jumble of flavors,
and I couldn't quite wrap my head around it. But, after finding
that I liked just plain rooibos, I came back and gave this drink another
With much better
results, thankfully. I can now start to pick apart all the things
that I'm tasting. There's a bit of tang from the rooibos, the
sweet vanilla, and a definite fruity taste. (I think they said that
there's apple in this, so I'd bet that's it.) Plus, the creaminess
of the milk. All in all, it's a rather good combination.
Another option is, of
course, to order the latte without milk. That way, you just get
the nice full leaf teabag, the syrup, and the water. When made
this way, I can taste the rooibos more. And oddly, the fruity
flavor is greatly reduced. It's very yummy. I'm not quite
sure which way I prefer; both with and without milk, it's a lovely tea.
In short: Nice,
sweet-fruity-creamy tea, though you may have better luck with this if
you already like rooibos.
Rooibos tea (Flavored with vanilla)
-- [Size] Vanilla rooibos latte
-- (Sometimes) Without milk
-- Steep for 5 minutes