Tea: Blueberry Rooibos

A Fruit Rooibos from Rishi Tea - O Organic - F Fair Trade

Picture of Blueberry Rooibos
Brand:Rishi Tea
Style:Fruit Rooibos
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Loose?Loose
# Ratings:2 View All
Product page:Blueberry Rooibos

Review of Blueberry Rooibos

AromaFlavorValueTotal
6 of 104 of 53 of 560 of 100
GoodGoodReasonable

Dry leaf has an intensely fruity aroma; aroma of the brewed cup is a bit more subdued. Flavor is moderately sour and slightly sweet, a little suggestive of unsweetened cranberry juice, and faintly suggestive of spiced cider.

I tend not to like predominately fruity blends like this, and I found this quite drinkable and enjoyable. But it also struck me as considerably less interesting and complex than a majority of Rishi's offerings.

One thing I like about this blend though is that they don't overdo the sourness. This blend uses Schizandra berries; I've sample Rishi's pure schizandra berries and they're quite pleasant and unique, aromatic, with a tangy flavor and a peppery quality. I can sense these in the blend and I like it.

Another thing I actually like about this blend is that it doesn't overwhelmingly taste like blueberries. I love eating fresh blueberries but I tend not to like blueberry-flavored teas, but this one is a pleasant exception.

I recommend a briefer brewing than Rishi recommends. They recommended 5-7 minutes but I found 4 was more to my liking; I then brewed a second cup with very good results.

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