Caramel Walnut Shortbread from Simpson and Vail

The first thing i noticed about this green Rooibos blend is that it smelled rich and coffee like. In fact, it reminded me of a flavored coffee I used to buy, maybe caramel or something? I can’t remember because it’s been so long since I’ve bought coffee! But this tea made me want a cup as soon as I smelled it.

I would serve this tea to die hard coffee drinkers that can’t imagine why people drink tea. This tea has a rich, deep and sweet flavor. I can really taste the caramel and walnut flavors. It is naturally sweet, so I didn’t even use any coconut sugar. I used a splash of coconut milk, and savored every sip. I have never had green Rooibos tea, but after drinking this I looked into it, and apparantly it has a more delicate flavor, which makes sense to me. I like Rooibos tea, but it does have a distinct flavor that I definitely didn’t taste in this blend.

This might be my favorite tea that I’ve tried so far. Like ever.It’s a perfect dessert tea because of course it’s rich and sweet, but also Rooibos is naturally caffeine free, so it won’t affect your sleep. I cannot recommend this delicious, decadent tea enough!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Simpson & Vail


Featuring another delicious caffeine-free addition to our Dessert Tea line. This new blend was easy for us to agree on. This green Rooibos blend brews to an amber cup with a nutty, buttery taste and deep caramel overtones. A delectable brew that needs no sweeteners.

When I asked Jim for his feedback on this blend he gave it to me along with this “4 out of 4 people recommend this. I know usually it’s 4 out 5 but we didn’t like the 5th person’s comments so we threw his results out and him in the quarry”. I think this caffeine free blend might be just what Jim needs this afternoon!

Ingredients: Organic Green Rooibos, flavoring, safflower blossoms, and orange blossoms.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!



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