Smoky is not a characteristic that I would give to rooibos, but M&K Tea Company’s Black Rooibos is hella smoky. I’m talking smoky like a lapsang souchong with just as much pine aroma. Now I’m intrigued.
Taste-wise, the blend is sweet and smoky. You get a touch of rooibos’ characteristic root sweetness, but the deep roast tempers it a bit so you just get an overall smoky sip. I’m on the fence about this one!