Handmade Tea Garden Rooibosch

Country of Origin: South Africa
Leaf Appearance: small, mixed green and brown
Ingredients: green rooibos, elderflower, orange peel
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
Liquor: amber

I was really excited to try this blend because I have never tried green rooibos. It was nutty with a smooth mouthfeel. I’m not the biggest fan of red rooibos but I really enjoyed this more delicate rendition. It meshed well with the other ingredients but was still strong enough to stand on its own. The elderflower added just a hint of floral sweetness while the orange peel came through as a pleasant zing in the finish. This was a unique and well crafted blend that was just as delicious iced as it was hot. I definitely suggest subscribing to this monthly service. I always look forward to my shipments and I have thoroughly enjoyed ever single tea that I’ve received.

I need to give a huge shout-out to Handmade Tea. The post office lost my April shipment and when I asked about it, Caleb got me a replacement lickety split. Nothing beats great customer service and he’s got it down-pat.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.