Leaf Type: Rooibos
Sweet spice and delightful seasonal aromas! Meet the perfect tea to get you through the cold months. Warm baking spices of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg blend seamlessly with citrus and the natural sweetness of apple and rose petals. This is a unique blend destined to become one of your favourites.
This tea is available from Amoda Tea.
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I loved how apple-y this smelled when I opened the pouch. And as it steeped, I was treated to more apple notes – it smelled a bit like apple cider! YUM!
The apple notes are well-defined as are the spices. The cinnamon and clove add warmth and I’m getting a hint of “spicy-hot” cinnamon, like someone added a red-hot candy or two to my cup and let it dissolve. It’s not overly ‘hot’ but there’s just a hint of that candy-like cinnamon-clove-y hot-sweet flavor.
The nutmeg adds earthy and nutty flavors that meld nicely with the rooibos. The orange is more of a background note, but it adds a tangy, bright taste that is rather pleasant. The orange note also plays with the red-hot flavor of the cinnamon and clove.
I don’t taste a strong rose note, but every once in a while I get this lovely floral note. It seems to weave its way in and out, not always making itself obvious or apparent, but this blend wouldn’t be the same without that gentle whisper of rose.
To steep, I used my Kati Tumbler and added 1 1/2 bamboo scoops of tisane to the basket and 12 ounces of water heated to 195°F. I steeped it for 10 minutes.
I enjoyed this and would be happy to drink it again! It’s a little spicy-hot, it’s sweet, it’s fruity, and it’s got enough going on with it to keep the palate interested. It’s a fun and tasty blend!
Leaf Type: Herbal Tisane
Where to Buy: Tealee
The tastiest detox tea around, this all natural herbal blend is jam packed with ingredients that are loaded with Vitamin C, and are known to aid digestion and reduce bloating. Stimulating ginger opens your palate, fruit and citrus notes follow and finishes with minty freshness. Delicious!
Learn more about this tisane here.
I love it when I discover a tisane blend like this and there is NO hibiscus in it! Yay! See there, tea companies? It can be done! You can make tasty tisanes WITHOUT hibiscus!
Here are the ingredients:
Ginger, Apple, Rosehip, Lemongrass, Organic Spearmint, Rose Petals
This is one of the tastiest “detox” teas that I’ve tried thus far. There is a very pleasing balance of flavors.
My experience with this tasting is much like the above description suggests, only the first flavor that I noticed is a faint fruit-like sweetness – for just a moment! – and then I pick up on the zesty ginger note. I enjoyed that immediate contrast.
After my taste buds recognizes the ginger, they’re allowed to further explore the fruit notes: I can taste apple, which surprises me! I didn’t expect to taste much apple here because generally speaking, when apple is used in a blend like this, it’s more about appearance and maybe just a hint of sweetness but not for a strong flavor. But I’m tasting apple! And I’m tasting notes of citrus from the lemongrass.
Just after mid-sip, I start to taste that vibrant flavor of spearmint. It tastes very fresh and exhilarating. Throughout the sip, I also get a hint of rose. Of all the ingredients, the rose offers the least flavor in the cup. It’s a really thoughtfully crafted medley of fruit and herbal flavors that I find very enjoyable.
The spearmint and ginger are really nicely matched. I get that invigorating kick of peppery ginger that is countered by the crisp, cooling mint notes of the spearmint. These two ingredients seem to keep each other “in check” – so that I’m not tasting too much ginger or too much mint.
Overall, a really tasty beverage that I would be happy to drink on a regular basis. Many detox teas are something that I would drink because I felt the need to detox but not because I’m really enjoying what I’m drinking. This is something that I am actually enjoying! I’m impressed with this!