Organic Red Velvet Tea from Brew La La Tea

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RedVelvetRooibos

Tisane Information:

Leaf Type:  Rooibos

Where to Buy:  Brew La La Tea

Tisane Description:

What more can be said about the excitement of Red Velvet?  Well, when you add that special taste into an organic tea, it gets even better!

Learn more about this rooibos blend here.

Taster’s Review:

Today is Thanksgiving, and I don’t know about you, but today is the day that I’m busy thinking about delicious food … but there’s always the downside to that food.  The guilt!  So for my review today, I selected this Organic Red Velvet Tea from Brew La La Tea, which allows me to enjoy something deliciously dessert-y without the guilt of devouring something that’s full of fat and calories!

And I’ve got to tell you, that this is one of the tastiest “Red Velvet” teas/tisanes that I’ve encountered in a long time.  Yeah, I said that about a rooibos blend.  And what’s more … this rooibos blend has HIBISCUS in it!  How’s that for a shocking revelation?  I’m not ordinarily a big fan of rooibos, and you know how I feel about hibiscus.  And here we have two ingredients that I’m not so hot for and nevertheless, I’m enjoying this cuppa.

And I think the reason I am enjoying this is that it’s not your traditional Red Velvet.  That is, this is not a chocolate-y tisane.  And you know me, I love chocolate, but I’m usually just a little disenchanted by the level of chocolate flavor in a Red Velvet tea/tisane.

But with this blend, Brew La La has thought outside the boundaries of what one might expect from a Red Velvet tea.  This blend has been thoughtfully crafted.  The rooibos adds a hint of nuttiness to the cup but it doesn’t taste overwhelmingly of rooibos.  Instead, the nutty tones add a sort of “bake-y” kind of taste to the cup that tricks the palate into thinking that I’m somehow enjoying something cake-ish.  And instead of chocolate, there are cherry and vanilla flavors, which together with the hibiscus add a sweet-tangy flavor.  My taste buds think that they’re tasting a decadent cream cheese frosting atop a sweet, luscious cake!  Yummy!

There are also rose petals in this blend, but I don’t taste a strong “floral” note here.  There are some floral nuances that mingle well with the notes of cherry, but it’s never a strong enough note to where I feel like I’m drinking a “rose” tea.  It’s just a hint of rose here and there.

If I must offer one complaint about this tisane, it would be that it’s in a teabag, however, I must admit that this is a really tasty tea from a tisane.  I do recommend using an extra teabag when you brew this, because I found that this is best when it’s brewed strong.

Overall, a really yummy, naturally caffeine free tisane – great for those sweet cravings late at night!

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