Rooibos Mirage from Georgia Tea Co.

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Rooibos

Where to Buy:  Georgia Tea Co.

Product Description:

Red rooibos and green rooibos blend with orange peels, vanilla and cactus flowers. Delicious!

Taster’s Review:

If you like unusual teas and tisanes, you should certainly read on:  here is a very unusual blend – unusual but tasty.

The unusual-ness of this tisane begins with the fragrance of it.  I can smell the vanilla and the orange.  I can even smell the nutty/woody aroma of the rooibos.  And then there is a somewhat herbaceous scent there, not exactly floral, not exactly vegetable… it’s an unusual note, but I think I like it!

The flavor is equally as unusual.  I like the pairing of the red and green rooibos because I think that the sparkling fruit tones of the green rooibos help to eliminate some of the funkier flavors that I usually find unpleasant in red rooibos.  Together, the two types of rooibos give the cup a strong nutty presence that has a nice fruity background.  It tastes crisp and refreshing.

The orange peel give this a very delicate citrus-y taste.  It is sweet and also a little zesty.  The vanilla gives this tisane a nice creamy background.  And then there is a flavor that I find difficult to describe accurately that I can only assume belongs to the cactus flower.  It has a sort of sour character to it.  It sort of tingles on the back of the throat, and while it is a little weird, it isn’t unpleasant.

I hope that my description there doesn’t scare you from trying this, though, because, I really do like it, and I would be happy to have it again!  It is sort of like a weird, twisted creamsicle-ish treat; and while it is definitely different it is also definitely delicious!


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