Leaf Type: Rooibos
Where to Buy: Suffuse
Caffeine free, red Rooibos herbal tea, rich in antioxidants is infused with festive fruits and spices. Savor the warmth and cheer of the holiday season with four exceptional blends of spices, fruits & flavors that capture the tastes and aromas of traditional homemade favorites including; Eggnog, Gingerbread, Pumpkin Pie and Apple Pie. Naturally sweet tasting Rooibos boasts a wide array of health benefits that include unique antioxidant properties to counteract the impact of free radicals which harm the body. This combined with high quality fruits & spices creates a brilliant mix of health and taste.
Mmmm! Apple pie! Is there any dessert more comforting than apple pie?
This rooibos blend has captured the flavor of apple pie filling very well, with delicate spice notes and a sweet apple-y taste. And while I don’t get a lot of the pie or pastry flavor here, I do taste just a little. And, really, unless I’m eating my gramma’s pie or perhaps a pie from Whiffies in Portland, I don’t get particularly excited about pie crust.
The red rooibos base has a nutty flavor that is also woody. Unlike the other three flavors from the Festive Medley package from Suffuse, though, this rooibos blend still has a bit of that funky aftertaste that I get from rooibos sometimes. I’m not particularly crazy about that funky taste, but, on the plus side, the apple-y flavor of this tisane is delicious enough that the funkiness is tolerable. I also noticed that about a half a teaspoon of brown sugar nicely offsets that funky taste and enhances the apple pie flavor tremendously. Without the sweetener, this tisane is alright. But with the brown sugar, it is fantastic!
Apple Pie is the fourth and final tisane from the Festive Medley package from Suffuse. The Festive Medley package is an assortment of flavored rooibos tisanes which were flavored with the holidays in mind. The other three flavors available in the Festive Medley package are Pumpkin Pie, Gingerbread, and Eggnog (Just click on the link to read my review of these other tisanes).
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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