Leaf Type: Rooibos
Where to Buy: Tea Forté
Classic spices familiar to chai drinkers evoke the aromas of the holidays in this crimson rooibos herbal.
Learn more about this tea here.
Interestingly enough, when tasting it this time, it struck me as hauntingly similar to the Vienna Cinnamon tea (also from Tea Forté) that I reviewed just recently. Then, after reading through my previous review and the description and ingredients list on this tea, I realized that the cloves is what gives these two teas such a similar taste profile.
The overall flavor is sweet with a gentle, warming spice. The lemongrass plays to the fruitier tones of the rooibos, and helps brighten the flavors.
I think I’m enjoying this more this time around than I did the first time I tried it. It certainly has a comforting effect – it is warm and soothing – and it is a very welcome addition the the Warming Joy Collection!