Rooibos Raspberry Tisane from Georgia Tea Company

RooibosRaspberryTisane Information:

Leaf Type: Rooibos

Where to Buy:  Georgia Tea Company

Tisane Description:

Rooibos, which means Red Bush in Afrikaans, is only grown in South Africa and contains about 20 times more antioxidants than green tea. Caffeine free naturally.

Ingredients: honeybush, rooibos, flavoring, raspberries, sunflower blossoms.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This is a tasty tisane.  I love the base.  I think that the combination of rooibos and honeybush together tastes so much better than either one on their own.  The two seem to work harmoniously together to bring out the best in each other.  And let’s not forget the real star of this cup:  the raspberry!  A strong, vibrant raspberry note.  YUM!

The honey sweet flavor and nutty notes of the honeybush and rooibos base are not overpowered by the strong raspberry flavoring, but I like that the raspberry comes through loud and clear.  And I like how the flavors of the honeybush and rooibos play with the sweet-tart notes of the raspberry.  The herbals are a little earthy and sweet.  They taste smooth and nutty.  The raspberry tastes bright and sweet and tickles the tongue with a tart note at the finish.

I steeped this in my Breville One Touch tea maker.  I used 3 bamboo scoops of tea to 500ml of water.  Then I set the parameters as follows:  195°F for 10 minutes.  With the honeybush/rooibos base, I don’t have to worry about bitterness.  So steep it a little longer and get a rich, delicious flavor out of it!

This is good hot, but it is even better as it cools.  It makes a really good, refreshing iced tea that is naturally caffeine free.  This is one I can enjoy with my daughter – she loves it.

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