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Ginger Snap Rooibos Blend from Della Terra Teas

April16

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Tisane Information:

Leaf Type:  Rooibos

Where to Buy:  Della Terra Teas

Tisane Description:

Enjoy the taste of a spicy ginger snap cookie in your cup with our Ginger Snap Tea.  Combining the flavors of pineapple, papaya, almonds and mango along with ginger and rooibos created the best tasting ginger snap tea.  Mmm Mmm, delicious.

Learn more about this tisane here.

Taster’s Review:

Mmm!  I love ginger snaps!  And this Ginger Snap Rooibos Blend tisane from Della Terra Teas … while not a spot-on tisane rendition of one of my favorite cookies, it offers an interesting and tasty interpretation of the goodness of a ginger snap.

The base for this tisane was well chosen, because the natural nutty notes of the South African rooibos melds well with the ginger notes and create a sort of cookie-like taste.  The almond further enhances this cookie-ish taste while offering a sweet dimension to the beverage.

When I first read the description of this tisane, and saw pineapple, papaya and mango in this blend, I was a little perplexed.  I mean … huh?  I have never actually attempted to bake ginger snaps, these fruits are not ingredients I would ever expect to see in a ginger snap recipe.  (For a very tempting ginger snap recipe, check out this one from one of my all-time favorite celebrity chefs from Food Network, Alton Brown.)

But even though the tropical fruits seem a little “misplaced” in this tisane, the juicy, sweet flavor of the mango, pineapple and papaya really seem to work with this cup.  I can’t say that these ingredients actually make the tisane taste more like the cookie … but, I can say that I do enjoy the role they play in the overall cup.  They add a sweetness and a richness to the cup, and in their own way, really enhance the flavor of this “ginger snap” like drink.

I really enjoyed this tisane.  It wasn’t overly spicy, and I’ve got to say that usually I expect my ginger snaps to have a little more of that zesty, snappy flavor than this cup provides … but, I like the way this tastes.  It has a mild yet delicious ginger flavor, and I think it’s a very interesting take on the ginger snap.  Not bad … not bad at all!

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