Where To Buy: Sands of Thyme
Ingredients: rooibos, cherries, flavor, cinnamon, orange peels, ginger bits, cinnamon sticks, candied pineapple bits (pineapple, sugar), candied papaya bits (papaya, sugar), candied mango bits (mango, sugar), cardamom, star-anise, cloves, vanilla bits, rose petals
You know when you go to Folk Art Fairs and you smell dried fruits and spices in potpourri…that’s what this smells like! This is very nice and very home-E.
The ingredients go well with the Rooibos here. I can first taste the cherries and cinnamon/stick as well as a hint of vanilla and sugar. I can also pick up on subtle hints of pineapple, mango, and anise. The after taste is sugary-fruity-sweet.
This is tasty! There is a lot going on here but it’s a fun and interesting cuppa!
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!!