Monday, January 14, 2013

David's Tea Green & Fruity

Country of Origin: South Africa
Leaf Appearance: brown and green, needle-like
Ingredients: green and red rooibos, apple, mango, papaya, with artificial and natural flavoring
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 208 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: amber

I sampled this tea as part of my David's Tea 24 Days of Tea advent calendar.The taste was somewhat woodsy and slightly fruity. The flavoring was not very strong and I found the blend a bit boring. It probably could have used a longer steep time but it didn't interest me enough to play around with it. Green rooibos is softer and more subtle than its oxidized red counterpart. I think I might have enjoyed this blend more if it had been made with just the red version. Admittedly I'm not a huge fan of rooibos, green or red, but I normally do enjoy fruity blends that feature it. While I wouldn't buy this tea again, I think it would make a decent iced tea.

You can find out more about this tea here.