Leaf Type: Black Tea & Rooibos
Where to Buy: Téanzo 1856
Delight your senses with the tropical aroma of coconut blended with the flavors of chocolate and vanilla. Your palate will come alive with this union of black and rooibos teas. The blending of the two teas, makes it a “half-caf” tea, since the rooibos portion doesn’t contain caffeine.
This is delicious. It is very well-balanced, with each flavor represented well without one ingredient attempting to overpower the others.
The first flavor I notice is the chocolate. It is strong … and yes, the chocoholic in me says it could be stronger, but I think that the amount of chocolate here works well. The coconut flavor sort of weaves its way in and out of the sip, providing it’s creamy sweet flavor. There is but a hint of vanilla in this blend, but, it is just enough to accent the other flavors.
The black tea is a flavorful black tea – it isn’t particularly bold but it holds its own. The rooibos are probably the least noticeable of the flavors in this cup, but that’s alright with me. They do add a bit of nutty flavor to the background, but, really, what I think they do more than anything is help to lighten the overall cup. I think that the rooibos displaces some of the black tea, which if it were stronger it would overwhelm the flavors of chocolate, coconut and vanilla. The rooibos seems to be there to keep everything else in check.
A very pleasant tea that is light enough to enjoy any time of the day!