I am always on the lookout for good caffeine-free options. Always. It seems like my cupboard is comprised of mostly black teas but I don’t want to be drinking cup after cup of caffeinated blends just before bed. So…the search is always on and I am always open to suggestions.
Recently, I was browsing the 52 Teas site and noticed this tea, Razzleberry Rooibos, was still available in both large and taster size and since I had an unopened taster bag at home, I decided to try it out to see if it was a blend I might want to stock up on.
This tea is a blend of green and red rooibos with blackberries, raspberries, and natural flavors.
Flavorwise, I get mostly red rooibos if I am being honest. It’s a mellow rooibos flavor that is neither medicinal nor woody and melds with the slight berry flavor that is present. It is sweet, not overly so but more generic than distinctly berry, even though the berry flavor pops up every now and again.
I love 52 Teas but this blend leaves me wanting more. More berry flavor. More razzledazzle.
So this isn’t going to be a caffeine-free staple in my cupboard but 52 Teas has many offerings for me to search through so I am not discouraged.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Rooibos
Where to Buy: 52Teas
Here at 52Teas, we’ve had a few different variations on the Razzleberry (Raspberry & Blackberry) flavor – and they’ve all been so delicious that I see no reason why we should stop exploring all that’s Razzleberry! This time, we’ve flavored a combination of organic green and red rooibos. The result is a slightly tart, deliciously sweet berry tea that’s naturally caffeine free!
The base is light, slightly fruity with hints of nutty warmth. The berry flavor is bright and tempting! Tasty!
Taster size is approximately 15g
organic ingredients: green rooibos, red rooibos, blackberries, raspberries and natural flavors
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
Where To Buy: The Persimmon Tree
A delightful blend of masala chai spices, red rooibos and a hint of vanilla. Great with milk and/or sugar, and naturally caffeine free for an anytime treat.
Origin: South Africa (Rooibos)
Ingredients: Organic Rooibos Tea, Vanilla Flavoring, Ginger Pieces, Cinnamon Pieces, Cardamom, Clove, Orange Pieces
Characteristics:Bold, Organic, Caffeine-Free
Flavors: Spicy, Sweet
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The ingredients are large and bold and it infuses to a lighter brown. I enjoy this one both hot and cold! This has a WONDERFUL Vanilla aroma with a buttery hint followed by an array of spices.
The taste is remarkable. It’s sweet and there is spice but I think more sweet than spice. The vanilla is wonderfully intense and creamy-sweet. The orange comes out to play the more it cools.
This is one awesome offering from Persimmon Tree Tea Company!
Where To Buy:
The Persimmon Tree
Ingredients Organic Green Tea, Organic Rooibos Tea, Caramel Pieces * Characteristics Bold, Organic * Flavors Sweet, Grassy * Caffeine Content Low * Steep Temperature 175˚ * Steep Time 1-3 mins
The Persimmon Tree Tea Company is one of those companies that has really grabbed my attention lately. Their flavor selection is really wonderful and I love their little tin/tubes, too! I also really like their website and labels. I just think they are an all-around good company! If you have the opportunity to check them out – please do!
As far as this specific tea goes…
Prior to infusing…the aroma of this reminded me of my Grandfather because it smelled like his Almond Pistacho Ice Cream he used to eat! As I infused this it morphed to mostly Caramel scented with a little green tea scent underneath.
I did sip this right away after my infusion was complete and thought it it was pretty good…a nice combo of green tea and caramel. But as the liquid cooled at room temperature for a little bit I noticed the magic happen! The Caramel Flavor doubles! It was very yummy! The Caramel is genuine and helps cut the craving for sweets, at least for me, it did!
This is really terrific!
The caramel is center of attention here but the green tea flavor is noticeable in the background, too, and there is a little Rooibos sweetness coming thru but not very much but that’s ok because I wouldn’t change a thing about this Persimmon Tree Tea offering!!