Review: Tea District Fruity Green Rooibos

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Thumbs up!"There's a sunny, pleasant flavor thanks to the mango in the tea and I really enjoy that the sweet fruit flavors are not at all artificial tasting. The green rooibos is a great backdrop to the fruit and lends a viscous mouthfeel to the tea that matches up just delightfully with tropical sweetness."
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It's a not particularly cold but excessively dreary winter afternoon here and I am in need of a sweet pick me up. I've decided to sample some of Tea District's Fruity Green Rooibos. The leaf is pretty. You can see lots of petals - rose and perhaps calendula - interspersed with the chopped green rooibos. The tisane is also studded with dried fruit pieces that I can't identify visually but that smell wonderfully like mango. The Tea District website confirms this and mentions apple and orange peel as well. The tea smells thick and sort of sultry in terms of fruitiness. It's an inviting aroma.

I used a full teaspoon of rooibos to 8 ounces of water brought to a boil. I lightly sweetened the pot and allowed five minutes for the tisane to brew. The scent of the infused pot is tropical and smells wonderful. It really hangs in the air without being artificial smelling in the least. I pour out a cup and find it to be a pretty copper orange color. The sweetness of the tea is really fine. It's pervasive yet mellow. The fruit flavors are distinctly tropical to me - mango being in the forefront. The good base of green rooibos is a very nice matching and works better to my mind than a red rooibos would have. Although absent from the blend, papaya presents itself to me - I expect this is owing to the apple and the tropical sense brought out by the mango.

All in all, this is a good tasting fruit blend. With no caffeine, you can enjoy it any time of day. There's a sunny, pleasant flavor thanks to the mango in the tea and I really enjoy that the sweet fruit flavors are not at all artificial tasting. The green rooibos is a great backdrop to the fruit and lends a viscous mouthfeel to the tea that matches up just delightfully with tropical sweetness. If I were made of stronger stuff I would try this out chilled, but till the sun comes out again, I'll stick with my false tropics and enjoy the heat offered by a nice hot cup of this tea.

Enjoyable!!

— To purchase Tea District Fruity Green Rooibos, 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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