Almond Rooibos from TeaSpree

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Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Rooibos

Where to Buy:  TeaSpree

Company Description:

A decidedly sublime sweet, it’s the perfect dessert.

Ingredients:  Organic Rooibos, Almonds, Solomon’s Seal, and Almond Essential Oil.

Taster’s Review:

The aroma of the dry leaf is very pleasant – the nutty-sweet scent of the almonds together with the woodsy note of the rooibos creates a very pleasing fragrance.  The brewed liquor smells a bit more of rooibos than it does of almonds, but it is still quite nice.

The flavor is surprisingly complex for a rooibos, which I generally would categorize as a thin or light tasting beverage.  Here the tisane is a bit richer and even a little thicker on the palate and it presents interesting layers of flavor.  This is not at all what I was expecting from this rooibos… a very happy surprise, indeed!

I can taste the woodsy note of the rooibos, it’s a little earthy but not overwhelmingly so.  The almond flavor is sweet, toasty, and enhances that earthy quality of the rooibos a little bit, making it a deeper, richer taste.  I normally don’t like “earthy” flavors but when paired with the sweet, nutty depth of the almond it is not only agreeable but quite tasty.

Solomon's Seal

I wasn’t quite sure what Solomon’s Seal was, so I sent off an email to Tea Spree to learn more.  They responded promptly and informed me that it is a plant which belongs to the Lily family, and referred me to this website for more information.  It seems to be a very valuable and healthy herb, although, as I am quite unfamiliar with it, I can’t tell you how it contributes to the flavor of this particular tisane.

Regardless, Tea Spree definitely has a way with rooibos!  This blend is fabulous (as is their Vanilla Rooibos, one of my faves!)

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