Monday, April 22, 2013

Teavana Sevenberry Sangria Rooibos

Country of Origin: not listed
Leaf Appearance: shades of pinks, blues and browns
Ingredients: Green rooibos, hibiscus flowers, grapes, elderberries, artificial flavoring, black currants, blueberries
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 208 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: deep, dark red

I usually only buy teaware from Teavana as I prefer unflavored teas but I friend bought me this blend as a gift. The dry leaves as well as steeped tea had an incredibly strong aroma. For reason it had both my mother and I craving chocolate covered jelly rings. The taste was sweet and fruity with a tangy tartness. No sweeteners are needed at all with this blend. Hibiscus is definitely the dominant flavor and I wasn't really able to taste the rooibos underneath all of that flavoring. The tartness kept it from being too overwhelmingly sweet. I can definitely see this being a good iced tea for the summer, especially once watered down a bit with ice cubes. Knowing my own tastes and drinking habits, I probably wouldn't purchase this for myself but I wouldn't mind drinking some if it was offered.

You can find out more about this tea here.

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