Blood Orange Cranberry Rooibos from The Boston Tea Co.

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Rooibos

Where to Buy:  The Boston Tea Co.

Tea Description:

A sweet-tart blend that is going to leave you dancing for joy! Now in a silk sachet you’ll be thrilled to take your new favorite tea with you wherever you go! Sip and savor this blend any time of day, it’s naturally caffeine-free!

Learn more about this rooibos blend here.

Taster’s Review:

This is a tasty rooibos blend that I find more enjoyable as I continue to sip it.

The cranberry and blood orange flavors are about evenly matched and play well together, offering a taste that isn’t too tart or too sweet.  The finish is tangy from the berry and the citrus, and overall, I find the cup to be pleasantly fruity, and really quite smooth despite the tart and tangy notes.  There is a really enjoyable smoothness to the flavor.

However, I do find myself wishing that I wasn’t tasting so much of the woody/nutty flavor of the rooibos.  The autumnal nature of the rooibos does meld well with these autumn fruits, but, I’m tasting just a wee bit too much rooibos and not enough fruit for my personal taste.  That’s not to say it’s bad or it’s good – it IS tasty – I just think it would be even more tasty if the fruit flavors were a bit stronger to help mute out some of the rooibos flavor.

Overall, an enjoyable cup of tisane, and something I’d drink again if it were offered.  Not my favorite cuppa from The Boston Tea Co. … but it’s still a decent cuppa.

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