Perles de Antilles Rooibos Blend from Camellia Sinensis

perlesdeantillesTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Roiboos

This tea is available from Amoda Tea.

Tea Description:

What makes this extra good? One, it’s organic. Two, the coconut is subtle, rather than being the main note. Three… is that banana I taste? How unusual, but very pleasant. Together with the green rooibos, this is a fantastic combo. Soft, sweet and creamy. You can try it hot or iced.

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Taster’s Review:

Rooibos blends just aren’t my favorite.  They just aren’t.  But I do enjoy green rooibos more than I do red rooibos – I find that light, fruity note of the green rooibos to be appealing, especially when it’s part of a fruit flavored blend like this Perles de Antilles Rooibos Blend from Camellia Sinensis.

I think that the above description from Amoda Tea to be pretty spot on:  the coconut notes are soft and unassuming, and the banana adds a pleasant flavor to this delightful tropical fruit flavored tisane.  The overall flavor is indeed “soft, sweet and creamy.”

The creaminess is kind of a surprise for me, because I haven’t had a lot of green rooibos blends that have been what I’d categorize as “creamy.”  Usually, they’re light and crisp and have almost a ‘bubbly’ type of character to them.  I suspect the coconut and banana flavors brings a bit of creaminess to the party.

The pineapple adds a little bit of brightness to the cup.  The apple is not particularly distinguishable, but I do note a little bit of apple-like sweetness that enhances the overall cup.

I really like this:  it’s a soothing, gentle kind of flavor, the kind of tisane you want to curl up to late at night.  And because it’s naturally caffeine-free, you can do just that.  It’s sweet and it’s fruity without tasting like a cloying fruit punch concoction.  It’s quite tasty, really.

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Co-Founder/Co-Creator of SororiTea Sisters, Mad Tea Artist at 52Teas
Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of "Gramma" and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

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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