|"ESP Emporium has created this delicious blend containing green Rooibos, sunflower petals, freeze—dried blueberries, flavoring, cornflower petals. "|
Visiting ESP Emporium’s website is a feast for the eyes! They have some the most unique blends of herbal and herbal/tea mixes I have seen anywhere!
“Punch” is an herbal, green rooibos tea blend. Rooibos or “red tea” is not actually a tea at all, but comes from a bush most commonly grown in Africa. It is most common to find the oxidized form which looks like small red needles and has a sweet unique flavor.
Green rooibos is the same as red rooibos, only it made by stopping the natural fermentation and oxidation of the tea just after it is cut. It too, looks needle like and is a more greenish brown, rather than red.
Both red and green rooibos are very high in antioxidants, some minerals and vitamins. Both are naturally caffein free. It has been thought that green rooibos is even higher in these antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
There is, however, a great difference in the flavor. While red rooibos has a unique sweetness to it, green rooibos does not, and has more of a vegetal flavor. Personally, I prefer the green rooibos.
ESP Emporium has created this delicious blend containing green Rooibos, sunflower petals, freeze—dried blueberries, flavoring, cornflower petals.
I found it to be amazingly refreshing. It does take on quite a flavor of a tropical “punch”, and yet, it has a gentle taste of the vegetal green rooibos and is not at all sweet. Trying to count calories, I really enjoyed this tea with no sweetener, but add a bit of honey or sugar and you get an even stronger sense of the fruit flavors and more punch flavor!
This is a great tea for the evening time, as it has no caffeine. I love a hot, tasty tea in the evening – especially when I also know I am drinking something that is so good for my health!
The only negative I find with ESP Emporium Punch, is that it is not as brightly colored as the picture depicts. That seems to be the case in many of their teas, but they are not the only company guilty of sprucing up the color. Green rooibos is not a bright grass green. But to be honest, that really doesn’t matter much when a tea tastes as good as this one!
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