Leaf Type: Rooibos
Where to Buy: Drink T
Rooibos was popularized by South Africans, who have been making herbal tea from this little red bush for generations. Rooibos comes from the Dutch word rooibosche, which means “red bush”. It is most often enjoyed on ice with a slice of lemon and some sugar or honey.
Our tea is a marriage of Rooibos and ripe, summer peaches for a truly delicious infusion. This refreshing beverage can be enjoyed hot or is ideal served chilled on warm summer afternoons.
I put off trying this tea for a little while – not because I didn’t think I’d like it, but because I had a pretty good idea of what to expect from it. I’ve tasted peach flavored rooibos before, and I didn’t think that this would be any different. What I had tasted was good, you know, alright, not bad… but, it wasn’t spectacular, either. I figured that this tea would be quite similar to the ones I had tried in the past…
Boy, was I wrong! This is spectacular (and trust me when I say you won’t hear me say that about a rooibos blend very often!)
I really like how the peach flavor and rooibos work together in this blend. The woodsy note of the rooibos actually enhances the peach flavor by cutting through some of the sweetness. This isn’t a cloying, sugary-sweet peach concoction. This tastes true to the fruit! This tastes like I picked a peach off the tree and started eating it. I can almost feel the warm peach juices running down my arm!
Now, that is not to say that this isn’t a sweeter tasting beverage, because it does possess its own natural sweetness – but it doesn’t taste overly sweet. This tastes like the fruit – and not like a processed, syrupy sweet peach pie filling.
I like this very much! I enjoyed my first cup hot, but, then I decided to brew some and chill it – and it’s fantastic iced! A real treat that everyone in the family will enjoy!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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