Review: KTeas Rooibush Orange-Peppermint

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Its OK"I have a tendency to be hard on blends that contain rosehips and hibiscus anyway as they tend to make blends too tart to suit my personal taste preferences. I can't say that they made the blend TOO tart in this case, but I just think that excluding those ingredients might have made this blend better."
Laura’s Teaview: 6.5/10
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kteaslogo"Revel in fresh and fruity, sweet tangy citrus and cool, soothing peppermint with this Rooibush beverage." ---KTeas website.

When I was heading to pull out one of the containers that houses my samples that need reviewing, I was thinking that I should definitely only look at samples that contain little or no caffeine and that either something minty or fruity sounded good. Then I remembered that I had this offering from KTeas and, after examining it and getting a hint of the citrus and mint fusion, I decided that this was the night to review this blend. KTeas lists the ingredients in this blend as rooibush, peppermint leaves, orange peel, apple pieces, hibiscus blossoms, rose hips, sunflower petals, and natural flavor. My sample package contains lots of pieces of orange peel, mint, hibiscus, etc. All of the little extras that I like to see instead of just the broad term natural flavors.

To be honest, this sample has gotten passed over a couple of times for review, because I couldn't quite reconcile the flavor profile in my head. I don't know why the orange-peppermint combination has not appealed to me more as I normally like rather unorthodox flavor profiles. Further, I don't really know why I even view this one as being a bit unorthodox as I have tried a great number of citrus-mint blends in which lemon was the citrus instead of orange. I scooped rather generously and infused this in boiling water for close to 10 min per the brewing parameters on the KTeas website. The flavor profile is indeed interesting, but maybe not in the most appealing way. While the aroma of the dry blend is definitely more minty than citrusy, the flavors are relatively balanced in the cup. I think the part that doesn't necessarily appeal to me is the orange flavor---or more accurately the rosehips and hibiscus. The orange in this is more of a tangy, tart orange that is more akin to a blood orange than say a refreshing, zesty orange. That tangy orange flavor when paired with the mint just kind of leaves this funny taste on my palate that I am not necessarily a fan of. I have a tendency to be hard on blends that contain rosehips and hibiscus anyway as they tend to make blends too tart to suit my personal taste preferences. I can't say that they made the blend TOO tart in this case, but I just think that excluding those ingredients might have made this blend better. On a positive note, the mint used in this tastes very fresh. While this one isn't one that I would purchase for myself, it is good enough that I would drink another cup if you gave it to me. If this one interests you, KTeas does sell samples on their website and, at the time of this review, has many of their items on sale to make way for new packaging. Therefore, it is a great time to pick up a few blends from KTeas.

— To purchase KTeas Rooibush Orange-Peppermint, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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