Review: Dream Tea Boutique Forsman Tea Rooibos Cream of Desert

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Thumbs up!"I loved that this blend had an absence of glaring flavor. There was a lot of flavor, but none of it was gaudy or too showy."
Jamie’s Teaview: 7.5/10
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This rooibos blend simply sounded good to me. I didn't read about it ahead of time, but I liked the title. I suppose it might be a good idea to choose a tisane based on something more substantial than the title, but I took a chance and I don't seem to be any the worse for it. Rooibos blends are generally good choices for me and I often enjoy them simply because they are a sweet and caffeine free way to close the evening down and get me ready for sleep.

This particular blend I just went ahead and brewed, again without reading anything about it. I mention this because I somewhat missed and somewhat pegged the flavors denoted in the brief description at Dream Tea Boutique's website. The blend is supposed to taste of strawberries and cream. What I got was a strongly vanilla smoothness with a mellow, fruity sweetness that reminded me of both chamomile and fruit, but not overly of either. And did I mention that the blend smelled of root beer to me somehow?

The blend has some chamomile and other cut petals in it, but is otherwise a standard looking rooibos. Scent wise, The cola/root beer scent was pretty inviting, if not wholly expected after spying the chamomile in the blend. I infused a heaping teaspoon of leaf in 8 ounces of freshly boiled water and steeped for 5 minutes.

The color of this tisane when brewed is really beautiful. It's dark copper with a radiant halo of glowing gold all around the rim of the mug. The flavor is creamy sweet with a smooth and rooibos/fruit/floral aftertaste that is very delicious. I loved that this blend had an absence of glaring flavor. There was a lot of flavor, but none of it was gaudy or too showy. Instead, it was sweet and smooth and richly flavored with the taste of the cut leaf. I can see this being an excellent choice for pairing with dessert or enjoying on its own as a sweet but sugar and caffeine free finish to a meal.

— To purchase Dream Tea Boutique Forsman Tea Rooibos Cream of Desert, 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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