Leaf Type: Rooibos
Where To Buy: Jar of Tea
Our organic Safari Chai is perfect for that African Summer Safari! This thirst quenching spiced rooibos with orange peel, clove and cinnamon hits the spot over ice.
Profile: Makes a light amber cup with the naturally sweet taste of red rooibos and a light orange mulled spice. No sweetener need with a perfect balance.
Ingredients: Organic Rooibos, organic cinnamon, organic orange peel, organic clove
The aroma of this tea reminds me quite a bit of a spicy cinnamon candy (like red-hots). I can also detect hints of orange in the fragrance – it smells really delicious!
This is a very light-bodied chai – perfect for when you want a spiced tea but without the heaviness (or caffeine!) of a black tea based masala chai. Cinnamon is the most prominent flavor here and it offers pleasant warmth to the flavor, but it isn’t over-the-top spicy-hot (like the aforementioned red-hots). The orange is sweet and juicy and seems to even out the spicier notes in this blend.
The rooibos adds a little bit of a woodsy note to this cup, but it does not overwhelm the other flavors – I can really taste the cinnamon, orange and clove here. Because the rooibos has a natural sweetness to it, this blend really doesn’t require additional sweetening.
I like this quite a bit more than I thought I would. I drank my sample hot, but, it would make a lovely iced beverage as well – very thirst-quenching!