Leaf Type: Rooibos
Where to Buy: Culinary Teas
Spritely notes of raspberry come to the fore with light overtones of rooibos. A perfect raspberry jam finish.
If you like raspberry, you’ve GOT to try this tisane! It’s amazing how much this tastes just like the real thing! If I didn’t brew it myself, I’d might have thought I was sipping on a warmed cup of raspberry juice. I kid you not.
The flavor of the raspberry is very true to the fruit with it’s sweet, delicious flavor. It even has that berry tingle toward the tail of the sip, a tartness that lingers a bit into the aftertaste, just as if I had popped a fresh raspberry in my mouth. The only thing this rooibos blend hasn’t got is the raspberry seeds that usually get stuck in between my teeth … and I can’t really say that I’m missing that aspect of the raspberry.
The flavor of the rooibos is so faint that it is difficult to distinguish at times. I can taste mere hints of the sweet, nutty flavor of the rooibos, and even less of the woody tones that I often taste in rooibos blends. The woody tones do develop as I continue to sip: as I am nearing the end of the cup, I notice them more now than I did with the first few sips. There is none of that weird rooibos aftertaste from this either (another good thing!)
I recommend this to the raspberry fans out there. This one’s a keeper!