Leaf Type: Rooibos
Where to Buy: Tea Forté
Classic spices familiar to chai drinkers evoke the aromas of the holidays in this crimson rooibos herbal.
Learn more about this tea here.
Interestingly enough, when tasting it this time, it struck me as hauntingly similar to the Vienna Cinnamon tea (also from Tea Forté) that I reviewed just recently. Then, after reading through my previous review and the description and ingredients list on this tea, I realized that the cloves is what gives these two teas such a similar taste profile.
The overall flavor is sweet with a gentle, warming spice. The lemongrass plays to the fruitier tones of the rooibos, and helps brighten the flavors.
I think I’m enjoying this more this time around than I did the first time I tried it. It certainly has a comforting effect – it is warm and soothing – and it is a very welcome addition the the Warming Joy Collection!
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!