Where To Buy:
Choice Organic Tea
Paired with fruit, this jewel-toned red tea is slightly sweet, full of flavor and refreshing. Grown in South Africa’s Cederberg Mountains, rooibos has long been prized for its restorative qualities. Hibiscus, rosehips, orange, and schizandra berry are known for their high levels of vitamin C.
This is tremendously aromatic. It smells like grapefruit at first but I quickly realize it’s more ORANGE than anything else.
As for the taste I can taste Orange, Hibiscus, and Berries! The flavors are overtop of the rooibos flavor and it’s fruity, citrusy, and a little tart. Nothing I can’t handle…which leads me to believe the hibiscus isn’t jam packed in there which is fine by me!
I would have to say the primary flavor and scent is the ORANGE tho! This is very flavorful for a bagged rooibos! I like it hot but KNOW I would like it ever more iced and for the upcoming spring and summer weather I think it would be marvelous!
Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: Teamotions
Flavor Profile Delicately sweet with bright notes of mandarin, tangerine, and strawberry.
Ingredients White Tea, Oatstraw, Schizandra Berry, Ginger, Safflower Petals, Strawberry, Natural Flavors.
This is such a deliciously unique tea!
The fragrance of the dry leaf is amazing – I can smell the citrus tones, a light amount of spice from the ginger, and the strawberry! Together, these scents create a mesmerizing aroma.
The flavor is light and crisp. The white tea base has a delicate vegetative taste. It is clean and fresh. There is a soft, barely-there mouthfeel and a light astringency.
The fruit flavors are nicely balanced and appeal to the palate with sweet, tangy and tart notes. The ginger is not overwhelming here and adds just a hint of zesty spice. I don’t remember having tasted oatstraw in a tea before, so I don’t know if I’m tasting it now or not, but, oatstraw is very beneficial to health and I’m glad it’s there!
As I sip, I can feel the stresses of the day melt away. I can even feel the tension in my shoulders lighten a little! This is an amazing tea, and I’m glad I had the opportunity to try it.