Leaf Type: Rooibos
Where to Buy: Drink T
Rooibos was popularized by South Africans, who have been making herbal tea from this little red bush for generations. Rooibos comes from the Dutch word rooibosche, which means “red bush”. It is most often enjoyed on ice with a slice of lemon and some sugar or honey.
Our tea is a marriage of Rooibos and ripe, summer peaches for a truly delicious infusion. This refreshing beverage can be enjoyed hot or is ideal served chilled on warm summer afternoons.
I put off trying this tea for a little while – not because I didn’t think I’d like it, but because I had a pretty good idea of what to expect from it. I’ve tasted peach flavored rooibos before, and I didn’t think that this would be any different. What I had tasted was good, you know, alright, not bad… but, it wasn’t spectacular, either. I figured that this tea would be quite similar to the ones I had tried in the past…
Boy, was I wrong! This is spectacular (and trust me when I say you won’t hear me say that about a rooibos blend very often!)
I really like how the peach flavor and rooibos work together in this blend. The woodsy note of the rooibos actually enhances the peach flavor by cutting through some of the sweetness. This isn’t a cloying, sugary-sweet peach concoction. This tastes true to the fruit! This tastes like I picked a peach off the tree and started eating it. I can almost feel the warm peach juices running down my arm!
Now, that is not to say that this isn’t a sweeter tasting beverage, because it does possess its own natural sweetness – but it doesn’t taste overly sweet. This tastes like the fruit – and not like a processed, syrupy sweet peach pie filling.
I like this very much! I enjoyed my first cup hot, but, then I decided to brew some and chill it – and it’s fantastic iced! A real treat that everyone in the family will enjoy!