Leaf Type: Rooibos
Where to Buy: Georgia Tea Company
Fruity with sweet notes, a secret flavoring gives this Rooibos a sweet amaretto like taste.
I love the flavor of amaretto. Well, actually, I’ve never actually tasted amaretto liqueur (at least not to my knowledge), but what I have tasted was an amaretto flavored sugar that was sent to me by a friend some years ago. It quickly became one of my favorite sweeteners, and I used it to sweeten (and flavor) many cups of tea. I loved the delicate, sweet taste of almond and the hint of apricot and how well they complimented my favorite teas. Since that time, I’ve tried – and enjoyed! – a few amaretto teas whenever I could find them.
So I was very happy when I received this rooibos blend. The delicious almond flavor mixes well with the naturally nutty flavor of the rooibos. But fortunately, the nutty flavor is the only flavor that I get from the rooibos – it doesn’t taste very woody, nor does the amaretto taste very much like a liqueur (that is, it doesn’t taste like alcohol). The flavor is sweet and nutty, with a lovely apricot like flavor in the distance.
This tisane is tasty hot, and I suspect it is equally as tasty iced (or perhaps even better) – but for a real treat, I recommend making yourself a latte with this tisane! Brew it extra strong (double the amount of dry leaf when you steep it) and add some steamed, frothed milk. Sweet, creamy goodness! YUM!