Blueberry Rooibos - Organic - Fair Trade

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Brand:Rishi Tea
Style:Fruit Rooibos
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Blueberry Rooibos

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This tea's info last updated: Jan. 5, 2018

Commercial Description

This fruity, succulent blend makes a bright crimson infusion highlighting the tart flavor of hibiscus flowers in harmony with the floral aroma and sweet-sour hints of wild schizandra berry.

Brewing Instructions: (from Rishi Tea)

Water: 195°F / Leaves: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces / Infusion Time: 5–7 minutes

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Reviewer pic87 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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Slowly but surely, I'm realizing that rooibos may be my favorite base for flavored teas. The aroma of this one before being brewed is intensely of blueberry, which I love. The flavor of the drink is both more subtle and more balanced. For me, this makes it a solid anytime tea. I brewed it fairly long, six minutes, but suspect it would benefit from even longer. The more dense the flavor, the better. The color is a sort of burnt auburn. It tastes like the blueberry adds a pleasantly light astringency, creating a more complex mouthful than most.

My only complaint is that the second steep drops off the intensity dramatically. It both looks and tastes weaker, which obviously isn't my preference.
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Reviewer pic60 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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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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