|"The characteristic rooibos flavor is rich and nutty; the pomegranate flavor is more subdued."|
I prepared this tea by making a double-strength hot tea in which I infused two teaspoons of leaves per cup of water in boiling water for six minutes. I then let the tea cool to room temperature and doubled the volume by adding ice. The tea's aroma is sweet and nutty in that undeniably rooibos way. Yet below the dominant rooibos notes is a fairly strong fruity aroma too. I certainly wouldn't say I would have been able to pinpoint it as pomegranate, but it is attractive nonetheless.
I found the flavor of this tea to be very enjoyable and of fairly high quality. The characteristic rooibos flavor is rich and nutty, and as an iced tea, it is very refreshing. The pomegranate flavor is more subdued. But there is a definite fruity element to the flavor although again, as with the aroma, I found it hard to specifically identify the fruit flavor as pomegranate. The iced tea is refreshing and because of its light body, it is very thrist-quenching. I drank a rather large glass and enjoyed every sip. I saw no need to add sweetener to this tea, as the rooibos base provided enough natural sweetness. However I tried a second smaller glass of this tea and experimented by adding a dash of sugar. This was also an enojoyable way to take this tea. If you are seeking out a strong and distinct pomegranate flavor, you won't necessarily get that here, but if you are looking for a sweet and tasty tea that is ideal for iced tea, this is an ideal option.
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