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Cherry and Almond Rooibos from Trail Lodge Tea

February2

cherryalmondrooibosTisane Information:

Leaf Type:  Honeybush & Rooibos

Where to Buy:  Trail Lodge Tea

Tisane Description:

This is one of Trail Lodge Tea’s own blends.Tart cherries and slivered almonds are combined with a combination of rooibos and honeybush. Caffeine free. Ingredients: Fair Trade Certified TM organic rooibos, and honeybush, and dried cherries, sliced almonds, and organic natural flavor.

Learn more about this tisane here.

Taster’s Review:

This Cherry and Almond Rooibos from Trail Lodge Tea is really delicious!  I’m loving this!

I’ve had a lot of flavored rooibos blends … and some I like better than others.  One thing I’ve noticed is that almond flavor works very well with rooibos, I suspect this has something to do with the fact that rooibos has a natural nutty flavor to it, and when paired with almond flavoring … the sweet, nutty flavor really shines through nicely.

And when you add cherry flavor … this cuppa becomes sensational!  I love the flavor of almond and cherry together … and the base of rooibos and honeybush works so well with these flavors.  The end result is a cup of naturally caffeine free tisane that tastes sweet and nutty with just enough contrasting tart flavor from the cherry to keep the taste buds happy.

What I’m liking best about this is that the flavor of rooibos is not a strong, obvious flavor.  I taste the nutty notes from the rooibos, but not that weird sweetness from the rooibos.  I taste the warm honey notes from the honeybush, but not that sour wood note that sometimes comes with rooibos.  This is just a warm, wonderful cup of yumminess!

A delightful tisane … great for any time of the day.

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