Leaf Type: Rooibos
Where to Buy: Local Coffee & Tea
The signature tea for the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, celebrating 40 years of fabulous performances in Sarasota, Florida. A custom blended Rooibos with black and red currants, perfect for an intermission any time, any where.
Tasty! The currant flavor is strong, providing a delicious sweet with just the right amount of tart taste. There is a nice little tangy berry twinge in the aftertaste which is quite nice. Also – notably absent in the aftertaste – is the saccharine-y sweet aftertaste that some rooibos blends host.
I can taste the woody/nutty/somewhat tobacco-y taste of the rooibos here, I am not getting that sickly sweet taste of the rooibos. The flavor of the currant melds well with the flavor of the rooibos, creating a very interesting cup.
I am also getting another fruit flavor in this tea – it is almost like pineapple… but not quite. I am finding it difficult to put my finger on, it is sweet and tropical in flavor but it is not a particularly strong presence in the cup. It does provide a very pleasant contrast though – an intriguing contrast that makes the taste buds perk up and ask “hey, what was that?”
I like this rooibos blend. It is not overly sweet but is still sweet enough to make a delightful dessert cup – or perhaps a sweet treat just before bedtime? It is one that you’ll feel good about serving to the kids too – it is not only loaded with antioxidants (thanks to the rooibos) but it is also naturally caffeine free and sweet enough that you don’t need to add a lot of sugar to get them to drink it!
Very nice, indeed!