Leaf Type: Rooibos
Where to Buy: 52Teas
Orange you glad Frank is bananas? It’s true, I might be a little crazy. That twinkle in my eyes could very well be the sun shining in through my ears. But hey, my insanity might just be a great gift to the tea-drinking world. Like this week, in which I’ve created this awesome blend of caffeine-free African Rooibos with freeze-dried oranges and bananas and organic flavors. It’s a lip-smacking, tongue-tickling, tangy sweet treat. So again, I’ll ask, orange you glad Frank is bananas? Get yours today.
Learn more about this tisane here.
This OYGFIB? (which translates into Orange You Glad Frank is Bananas?) Rooibos Blend from 52Teas tastes a lot like a smoothie. A warm smoothie, since I’m drinking it hot, but, the flavors of orange and banana together really remind me of a smoothie.
When I poured my first cup of this tisane, I could smell the distinct aroma of the woody rooibos. Since I’m not a big fan of the taste of rooibos, that scent worried me a little bit, but, the first sip changed my mind. This is tasty.
The bright citrus-y notes of orange are what I taste first. It is sweet and tangy, but not too tart. The banana is a little less distinguished. I can taste another fruit in this, but I can’t say that it tastes definitely like banana. When I take a casual sip, it tastes like orange blended with a nondescript, bland fruit that lends a little bit of creaminess to the cup. Not a bad taste … but again, I can’t say that it tastes like banana.
But when I slurp the tisane, then the banana comes through more distinctly. With the aeration of the slurp, I notice a pleasing balance between banana and orange. Sweet, and yes … still a little creamy, and tangy. Fruity!
It’s an enjoyable tisane. Not my favorite from 52Teas, but I like it and I’d happily drink it again.
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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